At age 15, struggling to cope, she found herself on the edge of a bridge over the Los Angeles River convincing herself not to jump, she told Entertainment Tonight.
Eggert had previously revealed that the two did not have sexual intercourse until she was 17 and Baio was 28, saying that she was a willing participant at that time.
The sex could not have been consensual however under California law, which states that sex with an individual under 18 by a person over 18 is statutory rape.
Baio claims that Eggert was 18 when the two had sex.
He provided proof of that in the form of an interview that Eggert did with The Dirty, in which she said that it was long after the show wrapped in 1990 when she and Bario had sex.
Eggert explained why she had kept this a secret for so long, and why she stressed in the past that she had never had sexual contact with Baio until she was of age.'But my truth is I wasn't ready to tell my story and for me it was protecting the show and protecting that whole legacy that nothing happened there,' Eggert told Kelly.'That was my delusion and that was my cover-up always.
The former Baywatch actress has told police she was molested by her Charles in Charge co-star when she was just 14.
She said the alleged abuse began in 1986 on the set of the television show she worked on with Baio, who was then 25, and occurred 'once a week' until she turned 16.
'She said, he molested as a child and I didn't know any better.'Kelly then asked Eggert: 'When you left that radio interview, is that true? 'I remember her calling me and asking me to come over and coming in my house one time, and seducing me,' said Baio.'Any normal heterosexual, red-blooded American guy, the outcome would have been the same.'That video was posted along with what Baio claims is evidence of Eggert's deception on his Facebook account, where he wrote: 'Nicole Eggert has been claiming I had sex with her before she was 18 at least since 2013.
She is provably wrong, and because we have been telling her that since last year without results, our only conclusion is that she is deliberately lying.'Baio's evidence consisted of highlighted dates meant to show that Eggert is lying based on the comments she made to The Dirty and a large number of legal letters demanding silence from Eggert and fellow Charles in Charge castmate Alex Polinsky.
'I don’t know what else to put out there,' said Baio in his Facebook video.'She’s my best friend in the world, then all of a sudden I’m the bogeyman.; He then questioned why she would nto go to police if this really happened like she claims, and on Today Eggert revealed she just might be doing that, as she was joined by her lawyer Lisa Bloom.