John Stamos testified in court today against Allison Coss who tried to extort $680,000 from the actor by claiming she had pictures of him doing coke with strippers and in compromising positions with her when she was only 17. The two met at Spring Break in 2004 shortly after his marriage to Rebecca Romjin fell apart and maintained a “flirty” e-mail correspondence ever since. Via Popeater:
Stamos said he met Coss at a dance club where patrons must be at least 18 and she told him she was a college student on spring break. She actually was a high school student who had used a borrowed ID to get into the club, Henderson told jurors during opening arguments Monday.
They didn’t spend much time together that night, Stamos said, but he got her phone number. The next day, they went to Disney World and later to his hotel room, where up to 10 people had gathered.
“We were just hanging out, socializing,” he said.
He said after the Florida trip, he began communicating with Coss via e-mail and described their conversations as “flirty” but “friendly.”
It was all very sweet. I considered her a friend,” Stamos said.
And then, like any relationship with a woman, it turned into an out-of-control cash grab and no one would’ve blamed John Stamos if he buried her head under some petuni- Dammit, Mel Gibson! How many times do I have to tell you to stay away from the keyboard?
Prosecutors say the extortion attempt occurred last fall. They had Stamos read from e-mail exchanges, beginning with two messages from “J Taylor” who claimed he had gotten her pregnant.
“If this gets out, I am screwed. But most of all you are screwed 10 times more than me,” it said. Henderson acknowledged Monday that Coss had sent the message.
Afterward, Stamos testified, Coss began sending him e-mails saying a man was harassing her about having incriminating photos of her and Stamos.
For the most part, Coss appears more fearful than Stamos in the e-mails. “I’m not worried about pics,” he says. “The worst we were doing was drinking and goofing off.” In another message, he says of the man threatening Coss: “I’ll bust him up. … We didn’t take any bad pics. I’m too smart.”
For the record, questions about their alleged sexual relationship were not permitted in the extortion case, so let’s all acknowledge John Stamos banged this chick but was completely innocent in doing so. I mean, she had a fake ID, was in an 18 or older club and claimed to be a college student, so it’s not like he could cut off her arm and count the rings just to be sure. Not that I’ve ever tried that before.
*hops a plane to Brazil*
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