Back in December, John Stamos became the latest star to be a victim of an extortion plot. Only, as his lawyers spun the case, it sounded like the alleged blackmailers, Allison Coss and Scott Sippola, didn’t have much to leverage beyond a few pics of John with fans. But as Coss and Sippola’s trial begins, the plot thickens. In the opening arguments, the defense’s lawyer claimed that Stamos had a fling with Coss in 2004, when she was 17 and under age. The lawyer said that Stamos noticed Coss at a club and ordered her a drink, later inviting her to his hotel room with a friend. Stamos’ lawyer counters, “The allegations made today in the courtroom by the defendants’ attorneys during opening statements will not be proven because they are simply untrue.”Coss and Sippola are accused of trying to extort $680,000 from Stamos. They claimed to have photos of him with strippers and cocaine. As their story goes, while Coss was in the hotel room with Stamos, he called over two strippers who brought the drugs. And Coss snapped a few photos while the party raged on.
Stamos, of course, denies this. And FBI agents who’ve searched Coss and Sippola’s houses have testified that they found no such photos.
Oh, and in case you were wondering … if this happened, it would’ve been right after Stamos split from Rebecca Romijn. [Huffington Post]
Who do you think is lying here?