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Bizarre moments from Scott Baio’s train-wreck ‘GMA’ interview

January 31, 2018

Charles may have been in charge, but Scott Baio certainly wasn’t during a cringe-worthy “Good Morning America” interview on Wednesday morning.

The 57-year-old actor didn’t react well under pressure during a Wednesday morning interview with Amy Robach on “GMA” where he attempted to prove his innocence against claims from “Charles in Charge” co-star Nicole Eggert, 46, that he molested her weekly when she was 14, 15 and 16 and later allegedly had sexual intercourse with her when she was 17.

Here are some of the most awkward moments from the minutes-long question and answer session:

What happened in the garage?

Baio at loss for words about garage encounter with Nicole Eggert

Scott Baio gives interview to Good Morning America on January 31, 2018 about Nicole Eggert.

Scott Baio gives interview to Good Morning America on January 31, 2018 about Nicole Eggert.

(ABC)

The most shocking moment of the interview came when host Amy Robach questioned Baio about being in his garage with Eggert after he said they were never alone together and he never saw her off set, other than the lot.

Baio was at a loss for words, stuttered his speech, nervously laughed and threw his hands up in the air when Robach brought up the tweet where Eggert wrote, “Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep.”

“I have no idea what that means. I have no idea,” he responded with an uncomfortable laugh. “So you can’t just keep making up different things.”

Not flirtatious, but fun

Nicole Eggert details alleged molestation by Scott Baio

Scott Baio gives interview to Good Morning America on January 31, 2018 about Nicole Eggert.

Scott Baio gives interview to Good Morning America on January 31, 2018 about Nicole Eggert.

(ABC)

When Robach asked Baio if his relationship with Eggert, who is 11 years younger than him, was flirtatious, he just said it was “the most fun” he ever had on set.

“Amy, I can tell you and I mean this sincerely, one of the most fun things I’ve ever done. Talented girl,” he responded. “We had a great time on the set. Everybody liked each other. Everybody got along.”

Things got even dicier when Baio was pressed about anything inappropriate occurring between them and he just kept reiterating it was “impossible.”

“When a child is on a set, they’re either in school or they’re on the set with a teacher and their parents,” he declared.

Nicole Eggert says Scott Baio molested her as a child

A math lesson

Right off the bat, Baio denied having intercourse with Eggert before she turned 18 — a claim he’s stood by for years.

At the start of the interview, he began with what seemed like an elaborate math equation trying to compare the dates of “Charles in Charge “and Eggert’s year of birth.

“Nicole Eggert was born in January of 1972. ‘Charles in Charge’ ended in the fall of 1990, so that would have made her an adult, 18 plus and she said that it happened long after ‘Charles in Charge’ was done. Those are her words,” Baio said in his defense.

Scott Baio gives interview to Good Morning America on January 31, 2018 about Nicole Eggert.

Scott Baio gives interview to Good Morning America on January 31, 2018 about Nicole Eggert.

(ABC)

Cast members are lying

“Charles in Charge” cast member Alex Polinsky and a man named Adam Karl, who worked on the show for one episode, both corroborated Eggert’s story in statements. Their comments made Robach question Baio as to why they too would be lying.

This led into another uncomfortable moment for the “Happy Days” star, who again seemed at a loss for how to respond.

“I don’t know what they’re saying. I have no idea. I don’t know why they’re saying it. I don’t — there were so many people on that set, nobody said anything,” he explained, seemingly flabbergasted.

“By the way, Nicole and I were friends after our only sexual encounter where she, she aggressively sought me out because she wanted me to be her first so that she would be good for her boyfriend, those are her words.”

Again, Baio used Eggert’s past words against her. He became defensive and stood by his initial commentary that she seduced him.

Nicole Eggart speaks about allegations of sexual abuse by her former co-star Scott Baio when she was 14 years old with Megyn Kelly Today, January 31, 2018.

Nicole Eggart speaks about allegations of sexual abuse by her former co-star Scott Baio when she was 14 years old with Megyn Kelly Today, January 31, 2018.

(NBC)

Brings his daughter into it

While the interview was wrapping up, Baio wanted to make one more point.

He explained how Eggert’s accusations are affecting him — and more importantly his wife and daughter.

“I have a 10-year-old daughter. And my 10-year-old daughter does not need to be hearing about this from friends at school these false allegations,” he said. “Her job is not to defend me. My job is to defend my daughter. Her job is to be 10 years old and that’s why this has got to stop. “

Scott Baio gives interview to Good Morning America on January 31, 2018 about Nicole Eggert.

(ABC)

Not afraid of the police

In a final uncomfortable moment of questioning, Baio is asked if he is “concerned” about Eggert going to police with her claims – an action he had initially suggested she do instead of blasting him on social media.

“No,” he said, in a confused manner. “Why would I have a concern over something that I didn’t do?”

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