July 14th, 2010
12:48 PM ET
John Stamos was on the stand for three-and-a-half hours Tuesday as this complicated extortion case – with Stamos at the center of it – drags on.
According to CNN affiliate WLUC in Marquette, Michigan, Stamos was asked questions about his alleged relationship with Allison Coss, the 24-year-old woman who has been charged with attempting to extort the “Full House” star for $680,000.
(Back in December, Coss and her boyfriend, Scott Sippola, allegedly approached Stamos and said they would sell photos of the actor posing with fans, as his reps described them, to tabloids.)
On Monday, the defense attorney claimed that Stamos met Coss while she was a 17-year-old high school student on spring break in Florida, and described that initial meeting as one that allegedly involved sex attempts and drugs. Stamos and Coss have reportedly kept in contact via email for the past six years, according to WLUC.
Stamos, however, described his relationship with the 24-year-old as “all very sweet; I considered her a friend.” He added that the only time he has seen Coss since they met in Florida was when he bought Coss a plane ticket to Chicago to visit him while he was shooting scenes for “ER.”
As far as those allegedly incriminating photos, Stamos read on the witness stand from an email dated October 20, 2009 that revealed he didn’t know “how bad those pics could be…we were just drinking and carrying on…”
However, throughout his testimony Stamos was clear that he didn’t believe there were any photos and an FBI agent who has searched the home of Coss and Sippola denies finding any photos, WLUC reported.
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