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Old 02-02-2018, 06:55 PM
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:51 PM
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I wanted to bring this up for discussion:

Here is an article on Yahoo! where Nicole Eggert, who was featured on the show Charles in Charge in the 1980’s when she was a teenager along with the star of the show, Scott Baio, is now saying that she was molested by him starting when she was 14. It’s a complicated story because she dated him briefly and these revelations are coming out 30 years after the show ended, but what I really wanted to discuss are many of the comments about her below the article, where people are calling her a “fat has-been” and saying that she “hasn’t aged well,” and that she’s jumping on the “Me Too” bandwagon to get back in the spotlight now that her career is over and her looks have faded.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/apos-very...153125315.html

I found a lot of those comments to be misogynistic and incredibly cruel, and I hate that a lot of people are talking about her looks rather than what allegedly happened to her when she was a young teenager, much like what happened to the gymnasts at the hands of Larry Nassar. Scott Baio is vehemently denying these charges in Social Media, but personally I believe what she’s saying. I always found him to be creepy and a womanizer, and he even did a crap reality show about 10 years ago about how he was 45 at the time and still unmarried, (he’s married now though and he has a child) and on this show, under the “supervision” of his “personal life coach”, Baio visited some of his old girlfriends, including Nicole Eggert, over an eight-week period in an attempt to figure out why he couldn’t commit to one woman. I never saw that show or any show he was in because I always thought he was a no-talent actor who thought he was cute and God’s gift to women, and something about him just creeped me out.

The entire issue that really bothers me is how some people view some of the women who are coming forward now with their stories of abuse, and I also don’t like how many people (both men and women) look down on women or discount them simply because they’ve gotten older and/or heavier. I think that we’re still largely a sexist and youth and beauty obsessed society where women, and especially older women, are often marginalized.

I also feel like the whole “Me Too” movement is being marginalized because so many women are coming out with their stories and some people are just saying “blah blah blah, someone else is wanting their 15 minutes of fame by telling their abuse story.” One jerk that commented below that article said:

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The "Me Too" bowel movement has had it's 15 minutes of fame. Now it's just boring.
That really bothers me, because women who have the courage to tell how they were abused shouldn’t be mocked or marginalized.

I’d really like to see what people think about this issue. Thanks.
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Old 02-03-2018, 12:14 AM
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Reading some comments just makes me sad that some people out there think some girls lie about getting molested/assaulted/harassed and that shows you why they don't want to say anything about it.
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Reading some comments just makes me sad that some people out there think some girls lie about getting molested/assaulted/harassed and that shows you why they don't want to say anything about it.
Yeah . It is so sad. It discourages them more and more to be open about stuff like that and as a result leaves them completely alone and without support.
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Yeah . It is so sad. It discourages them more and more to be open about stuff like that and as a result leaves them completely alone and without support.
Exactly, it's horrible to see really.
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Jerry, did you watch Scott Baio's rebuttal on FB? He totally denies it. Really pathetic.
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:02 AM
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Jerry, did you watch Scott Baio's rebuttal on FB? He totally denies it. Really pathetic.
Yes I did Betty and I think that he's full of crap.
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Yes I did Betty and I think that he's full of crap.
His wife kept interrupting. So annoying!
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Those comments are disgusting. Makes you really question how many evil human beings exist in this world.

His denial is so transparent. I am sure he still carried the arrogance from his Chachi Arcola days and thought he could walk on water and probably still does.

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Baio is a registered Republican and has described his politics as conservative. He campaigned for Ronald Reagan in his youth and attended Reagan's state funeral. In 2004, he was quoted by the New York Daily News as saying "President Reagan made me feel proud to be an American. Today, I feel sadness."

More recently, Baio endorsed Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney in 2012 and Donald Trump in 2016. Also in 2016, he spoke at the opening night of the Republican National Convention.

In an interview with Ashley Webster, Baio described President Barack Obama as being "either dumb, a Muslim, or a Muslim sympathizer, and I don't think he's dumb".
Couple things:

1. Trump supporter
2. His quote about former President Obama

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a bit troubling to say the least.

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His wife kept interrupting. So annoying!
Yes, his wife's interruptions were so annoying! I also think that he was so full of crap in that broadcast.
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Yes, his wife's interruptions were so annoying! I also think that he was so full of crap in that broadcast.
He is definitely full of crap!

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Couple things:

1. Trump supporter
2. His quote about former President Obama
This is true, but being a Trump supporter doesn't equal being a molester.
This crime is an equal opportunity crime...unfortunately.
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This is true, but being a Trump supporter doesn't equal being a molester.
This crime is an equal opportunity crime...unfortunately.
I meant the combination of the two as a rule is why it doesn't surprise me he acted like he did during his denial.
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