LOS ANGELES -- (KTLA) -- A second actor on the 1980s show "Charles in Charge" accused star Scott Baio of sexual harassment and abuse during a news conference Wednesday.
Alexander Polinsky, who was a child actor on popular sitcom, said that he was sexually harassed and ultimately assaulted by Baio when Polinsky was between the ages of 12 and 15 years old.
Polinsky said the abuse began after he was about 11, when he saw Baio backstage with co-star Nicole Eggert on his lap. Being "naive," Polinsky said he hopped onto Baio's lap too, expecting to hear a story about Fonzie or "Happy Days."
Baio threw him off his lap and called him a "faggot," while Eggert laughed, Polinsky said at a news conference alongside his attorney Lisa Bloom at her Woodland Hills office.
That was the beginning what became ongoing harassment from Baio, who Polinsky said taunted him with antigay slurs and described gay sex acts Baio said Polinsky would perform when he grew up.