July 14th, 2010
12:48 PM ET

John Stamos considered alleged extortionist a friend

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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  1. justsomeguy

    Where would John Stamos get $680K??

    August 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. MJBG

    to MW- the writer says he is a " retired federal prosecutor". IT does not say he is the prosecutor in this particular case. I read his thread and he is merely there as a "spectator"- and being a retired federal prosecutor he could use his expertise to dispute this article... Thank you plumskiter for putting the writer of this article in their place for "elaborations" that are not clearly warranted.

    August 9, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kaylee

    mw – if you read what plumskiter said...he/she is a RETIRED prosecutor who was in court as an observer. There is no reason an independent observer cannot comment on a case. If he was in court acting in the capacity of an official witness or prosecuting attorney, that would be different.

    August 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. plumskiter

    i am a retired federal prosecutor who was in the courtroom during this trial yesterday. i don't know where you get your information, but the case (1) is not complicated and (2) is not dragging on. the case is simple and straightforward, and is being prosecuted in a very efficient and direct clear manner. why on earth would you say it is "dragging on" or that it is complicated? explain please.

    July 14, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • mw

      If you are a prosecuter then you should not be discussing this case out of the trieal!

      August 7, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • AGeek

      Here's a clueball; OP is a *RETIRED* federal prosecutor who was in the courtroom. OP is NOT the Prosecutor for this case. It was one short paragraph. How did you fail to read for comprehension?

      October 9, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  5. lala

    Trust no one !!

    July 14, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. lol

    Things are still messy for Uncle Jesse.

    July 14, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |

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