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Posted: March 11, 2018

Scott Baio's wife, Renee, says she has microvascular brain disease

What You Need to Know About Scott Baio

By Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Actor Scott Baio's wife, Renee, has microvascular brain disease, she tweeted Saturday.

>> Scott Baio denies sexual misconduct allegation by 'Charles in Charge' co-star Nicole Eggert

"Besides having 2 meningioma brain tumors, in Oct 2017 I also learned I have Microvascular Brain Disease," the former stuntwoman wrote in response to a question from a fan.

>> See the tweet here

Scott Baio added: "Unfortunately, this is true. Renee is forever my rock, my life & my soulmate! Toughest person I know."

>> See his tweet here

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The condition refers to "changes to the small blood vessels in the brain" and, "if left untreated, it can contribute to mental decline, strokes, walking and balance problems, and dementia," HealthLine reports.

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Actor Scott Baio and his wife Renee Sloan attend the final presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016. / AFP / Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Scott Baio denies sexual misconduct allegation by 'Charles in Charge' co-star Nicole Eggert

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Scott Baio denies sexual misconduct allegation by 'Charles in Charge' co-star Nicole Eggert

A bombshell accusation came Saturday as former "Charles in Charge" cast member Nicole Eggert accused the star of the show, actor Scott Baio, of sexually abusing her while she was a minor.

Eggert responded to a tweet by Tony Posnanski about Baio, replying, “Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep.”

>> See the tweet here

According to the New York Daily News, she later elaborated on the alleged abuse and wrote, “It started when I was 14. Wasn’t a one-time deal.” 

“I’m being accused of inappropriately touching her, Nicole Eggert, when she was a minor. And having sex with her when she was a minor. That’s what I’m being accused of,” Baio said in a Facebook Live video posted Saturday.

>> Watch his response here (WARNING: Viewer discretion advised.)

He said the pair did have sex, but it was consensual and happened after the show stopped shooting, when she was of age.

“I remember her calling me and asking me to come over and coming in my house one time and seducing me,” Baio said to the camera.

“Any normal heterosexual, red-blooded American guy, the outcome would have been the same.”

Baio defended his behavior on the set of “Charles in Charge,” a show that ran from 1984 to 1990.

“When you have minors on the set, when they are not on the set working, they are in the classroom with the teacher, the teacher brings them to the set, and on the set is their parents, their teachers,” he said.

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Eggert has made similar claims against Baio in the past, but he said he usually ignores them and they go away. This claim, he said, has gained steam, prompting his video response, which he said he filmed so that he could not be edited.

“If you have a real claim, you go to the real people, not to social media where people like me get beat up,” he added.

Baio has been in the headlines during the last few years for his support of President Donald Trump.



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