Published: 23:09 BST, 25 May 2018 | Updated: 00:06 BST, 26 May 2018
Nicole Eggert emerged briefly from her Toluca Lake, California home on Thursday, the day after the Los Angeles County District Attorney announced that Scott Baio won't be prosecuted for 'molesting' her.
The blonde who wore a light blue zip-up hoodie over dark blue shorts, had accused the actor of sexually assaulting her from the age of 14 to 18 when they co-starred in CBS sitcom Charles In Charge in the 1980s.
Even though the authorities found the 46-year-old actress's accusations to be credible, Scott, 57, will not face criminal charges because the statute of limitations as they applied then had expired.
It's over: Nicole Eggert emerged briefly from her home on Thursday, the day after the LA County District Attorney announced that Scott Baio won't be prosecuted for 'molesting' her
The law has since been changed in California and there is no statute of limitations on rape and sexual assault.
However it cannot be applied retroactively to cases where the statute has expired.
'I always knew this case was beyond statutes of limitations and unfortunately the DA would not be able to prosecute Scott Baio,' Eggert told TMZ on Wednesday.
'However I also knew the importance of laying the groundwork for any future victims of Baio's that may come forward and to warn parents who might unknowingly allow their children to be alone with this molester,' she added.
Speaking out: The blonde, who wore a blue zip-up hoodie over dark blue shorts, accused the actor of sexually assaulting her from the age of 14 when they co-starred in Charles In Charge
Meanwhile, Baio was seen out the same day a Los Angeles area golf course.
He wore a blue baseball cap and a white top with blue pants and he seemed laid back as he strolled along with his hands in his pockets and sporting sunglasses.
Eggert claimed the abuse started when she was 14 back in 1986 on the set of Charles In Charge, the CBS sitcom she worked on with Baio, who was then 25.
Won't be prosecuted: Baio was also seen out and about on Thursday for the first time since it was revealed he will not face charges
'He immediately took to me and befriended me and earned my trust. And then he started expressing his love for me. And talking about marriage in the future,' Eggert told Megyn Kelly back in January.
'And then I was still 14, before my 15th birthday, we were at his house in his car in his garage. And he reached over and he penetrated me with his finger. And that is when the sexual touching and abuse started after that.'
She went on to claim that these incidents 'probably happened once a week' until she was 16, along with kissing and groping that she believes the pair's co-stars on the program saw at the time.
No criminal charges: Even though authorities find Eggert's accusations to be credible, the statute of limitations has run out in Los Angeles
Baio has firmly denied Eggert's allegations and said that the two did not engage in any sexual activity until she was of age.
Eggert meanwhile said she hid the truth to protect others on the set of Charles In Charge and because she was ashamed about what happened for years.
'I had never experienced anything like that before either, so he was playing on not only my emotions but my hormones and all of those things,' said Eggert.
'And the issue with him is that he was our boss. And he was telling me, you know, "You can't tell anybody, this is illegal, I'll go to jail. The show will be over. Everybody will be sued," you know? "You'll be out of a job, you'll ruin everybody's life." '
Eggert then added: 'It's scary. It's intimidating, especially when you're that young.'
As for the producers and other actors on set, Eggert said they had to be aware of the kissing and groping but she does not think they knew about the sexual abuse.
Breach of trust: Eggert said it all started when she was 14 back in 1986 on the set of Charles In Charge, the television show she worked on with Baio, who was then 25
'There was a bit of like - this person loves me. I trust this person. And that he cares about me and I'm safe,' said Eggert of her feelings for Baio at the time.
'And it wasn't until, you know, getting a little bit older that I started to realize this is not love.'
She said that the two did not have sexual intercourse until she was 17 and Baio was 28, and that she only told a few close friends at the time of the initial abuse.
Baio disputes this as well and says Eggert was 18, which is the legal age of consent in the state.
Eggert wasn't the only Charles in Charge cast member to accuse Baio of inappropriate conduct.
Co-star Alexander Polinsky also accused Baio of abuse.
'I was sexually harassed by Scott Baio and ultimately assaulted by him between the ages of 12 and 15 years old,' Polinsky told reporters during a news conference alongside Eggert and attorney Lisa Bloom.
Putting it out there: Co-star Alexander Polinsky (center) also accused Baio of abuse. 'I was sexually harassed and ultimately assaulted by him between the ages of 12 and 15 years old'
He went on to allege that Baio once threw hot tea in his face, cut a hole in his dressing room door so he could expose himself to the youngster and even pulled down Polinsky's pants in front of 100 people on set one day.
Polinsky said that in his first season on the show he saw Eggert sitting on Baio's lap and jumped up to join them, assuming he was telling story. Baio allegedly responded by calling him a 'fot.'
Then there were the highly-sexualized talks which were in no way appropriate.
'I was so naive, I innocently hopped on his lap expecting to hear a story about Fonzie or Happy Days,' said Polinsky.
'Scott was a hero to me. Instead of telling us a story, he threw me off him angrily calling me a fot while Nicole laughed.'
He added: 'I felt confusion, shame and then fear when I realized that I had judged the situation wrong. It was not innocent. It was sexual in nature.'
Polinsky also said he witnessed Baio behaving inappropriately toward Eggert.
'Scott denies every single claim of inappropriate behavior and there is absolutely nothing when you examine the facts and the evidence and the claims that have been made - almost every one of them can be refuted with evidence,' a representative for Baio told Variety.
Baio accused Eggert and Polinsky of embarking on a 'media tour' because they were 'hungry for publicity.'