Nicole Eggert came out on twitter to accuse Scott Biao of sexually molesting her back in 1986, and has now spoken out on the Today Show with Megyn Kelly.
Scott Biao also released a video on Facebook LIVE prior to this stating his side of the story.
Who do you believe?
When I watch Nicole Eggert, I am getting conflicting information from the story she is telling on the Today Show and it’s giving me pause.
What Eggert says in the interview is that Baio, as her boss during the time he was molesting her, told her by her account, “…you can’t tell anyone, this is illegal, I will go to jail…”
I cannot imagine a molester telling his young innocent victim, hey I’m doing something illegal to you. That blares at me like a beacon in the night as untrue. If they were boyfriend and girlfriend, he may very well have said something like I could get in trouble for dating you. That would be feasible, but her story, as she is saying it flags me.
Also in the 1980s, there was no public culture of people speaking out about how it was illegal when someone touches you inappropriately. During that time, sexual molestation was hushed and rarely talked about from my memory. I do remember guys being afraid to date younger girls though and calling them “jail bait” (what do you remember?).
Later during the interview, Eggert says when asked by Kelly if she thought he was like a boyfriend, Eggert doesn’t answer the question.
She says, “There was a bit of…this person loves me, and I trust this person and he cares about me and I am safe.” She then says it wasn’t until she “got a little bit older than she realized this was not love”.
Would you trust someone who is telling you they are doing something illegal to you and not to tell anyone? It is possible a few people would, but the odds are statistically low percentage wise. Her friends even gave her hesitation when she told them, right?
She then goes on to say is, “But what my truth is….is that I wasn’t ready to tell my story.”
My truth? What about THE TRUTH?
If you notice when Kelly asks her if she was 18 when the show finished shooting, she doesn’t answer the question again.
Then Eggert says, “I always lied about it because I didn’t want anybody to know.”
Her responses are concerning for me.
I don’t find Eggert reliable in this interview, but it doesn’t mean I discredit her story in its entirety. I would have to talk to her more. There is a possibility there are some grains of truth to it, but what those are at this point are speculation. Was she simply molested, and not raped as she claims? Or is there another story?
My eyebrows are definitely raised. I am going to watch Scott Baio next.
What do you think?