is claiming years of “sexual-themed hazing” by Scott Baio
on the set of their ’80s sitcom “Charles in Charge
.” According to the former child star, Baio allegedly exposed himself, threw hot tea in Polinsky’s face, and pulled down Polinsky’s pants when he was a minor.
Polinsky, who was 11 years old at the time the alleged child abuse began, says his harassment was homophobic in nature.
Polinksy shared his story on Wednesday during a press conference in Los Angeles with his attorney Lisa Bloom
and his “Charles in Charge” co-star Nicole Eggert
, who has also accused Baio of sexual harassment and child abuse.
“I was sexually harassed by Scott Baio and ultimately assaulted by him between the ages of 12 and 15 years old,” a somber and shaken Polinsky said during the news conference.
Polinsky says the harassment began one day on set when he was 11 years old and saw Eggert sitting on Baio’s lap — something