Former television star Scott Baio just made a set of wild accusations against Nancy Mack, who is the wife of Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.
Baio claims that Mack physically assaulted him over his vocal support for the man who is now president-elect, Donald Trump, having just filed a police report to that effect.
According to TMZ, Baio and Mack were in the same place at the same time, because their respective children were participating together in some sort of school function.
Baio reportedly told law enforcement that Mack instigated whatever confrontation took place between the two, after she spotted him and sought to confront him over his support for Trump.
Mack reportedly shouted at Baio over the question of how he could find it in himself to support Trump considering the revelation that the controversial businessman turned political leader had made comments some 10 years ago to the effect that he is free to “grab women by the p*ssy” because of his social standing.
Baio claims that Mack shouted the now infamous line over and over, even while Baio asked Mack to stop “because children were present.” Baio says that Mack soon resorted to physically antagonizing him, “grabbing him under his arms and then shaking and pushing him.”
Witnesses close to Mack say that she was “merely trying to show Baio how Trump hugs women,” and flatly denying any “intentional physical aggression.”
This strange incident is hardly the first time that the audio tapes of Trump saying that he is free to “grab women by the p*ssy” in the absence of any sort of consent have been front and center in America’s conversation. The tapes, released in the final weeks before Election Day, were at one point widely thought of as the final nail in the coffin for the Trump campaign.
After all, how could any presidential candidate ever make it back to relevance after revelations that said candidate had effectively defended rape?
Well, obviously said tapes were anything but the final nail in the Trump campaign’s coffin; Donald Trump is the president-elect of the United States.
Mack’s husband’s band hardly a group of unknowns — were significantly vocal during the presidential election season in their own right, among the many musicians who came out strongly for the eventually failed presidential campaign of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.
Baio, for his part, spent the same months as the ones the Chili Peppers spent stumping for Bernie Sanders making a name for himself as a Trump supporter. Baio’s rhetoric, including that which was delivered during his speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention, reached unsurprisingly strange levels, with the actor becoming fond of peddling conspiracy theory against Hillary Clinton.
It remains to be seen whether this startling case brought by Baio will turn out to anything. It is ironic for Baio to file a police report over Nancy Mack touching him while Baio’s ideological comrades continue on with a historically massive campaign of intimidation and harassment of America’s minority communities, one often turning violent.
Featured Image via Drew Angerer/Getty Images.