When John Stamos‘ marriage to Rebecca Romjin fell apart in 2004, he did what any man in his shoes would’ve done: SPRING BREAK! Uncle Jesse made his way to Orlando where his lawyer admits he met 17-year-old Allison Coss but the details of what happened between the two (He banged her.) has become the center of a $680,000 extortion trial. Via Huffington Post:
Henderson said Stamos, now 46, noticed Coss and another girl at a club, asked friends to bring them over and later invited the star-struck teens to his hotel room. Stamos ordered a drink for Coss even after she told him she was 17, Henderson said.
Two women who worked as strippers eventually showed up in the room with a bag of cocaine, she said, and Coss and her friend took a picture of Stamos bending over a table where the drugs had been laid out.
Henderson said Stamos and Coss later kissed on a bed and got into a hot tub together after Stamos undressed and Coss stripped to her underwear. She said Stamos offered to perform oral sex on Coss, but she declined. Florida law makes it a second-degree felony for someone 24 or older to have oral sex with anyone 16 or 17 years old. It carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison.
Stamos eventually became frustrated, broke a bedpost with his hand and left the room before apologizing and inviting Coss to spend the night, which she did, Henderson said.
For the next few years, they maintained a “flirty kind of relationship” by e-mail, Henderson said.
Stamos received two e-mails last fall from a “Jessica T” who claimed she was pregnant and Stamos was the father, Vermaat said. Later came a series of e-mails from a “Brian L” describing allegedly compromising photos and saying they would be sold to tabloids if Stamos did not buy them for $680,000.
Prosecutors contend Coss and Sippola sent the e-mails.
Stamos contacted the FBI, Vermaat said. During testimony, two agents described a sting operation that ended with Coss and Sippola’s arrest at K.I. Sawyer International Airport near Marquette, where an agent posing as a Stamos representative had promised to leave a bag of cash.
This story had me until John Stamos broke a bedpost with his bare hands in front of a room full of strippers and coke. I absolutely believe in the wake of his divorce from his hot model wife he got sloppy drunk and banged a chick who’s 24 now, so she must’ve just been on the cusp of 18 – and was at a club. So hey, accidents happen which is the excuse I hope to use with Miley Cyrus because I’m a hopeless romantic. But back to the subject, it sounds like this story is getting embellished to make it look like John Stamos is a deranged criminal. “And then, your honor, he ripped the tags off the mattress when it clearly said not to. Afterward I heard him on the phone with Mel Gibson where he kept saying ‘Did you threaten to burn down the house? That always works for me.’”