John Stamos Wins Extortion Case
Seen here posing with fans outside the courthouse yesterday, John Stamos was vindicated in court when jurors found a Michigan couple guilty of attempting to extort $680,000 from him by claiming they had incriminating photos of him doing blow with strippers – which they didn’t. E! News reports:
“I am shocked and perplexed how individuals could fabricate so many false stories in an effort to defend a crime,” said Stamos. “I agreed to be a witness for a federal criminal prosecution and endured countless false accusations about my behavior and appropriateness.”
Specifically, Stamos dismissed insinuations by the defense attorney that he had attempted to seduce Coss when they first met at an Orlando nightclub in 2004. Among the accusations: that the ER hunk went on a cocaine binge with a pair of strippers and that he purportedly tried to have sex with Coss, then only 17, in a hot tub.
“The allegations made regarding an inappropriate relationship are completely untrue,” Stamos added. “These slanderous allegations to smear my reputation were part of their defense to redirect attention away from the federal crime of extortion. There was no hot tub, no drugs, no nudity and nothing sexual in nature involved in my friendship with this woman. They lied about everything from a pregnancy to compromising photos.”
Anyone else feel that last part was a little overkill? I mean, c’mon, John Stamos, you banged her and it’s totally cool. Rebecca Romjin just left you, you were drunk at Spring Break and the chick was proven in court to be in an over-18 club with a fake ID claiming she was in college. Nobody’s going to fault you on that one. You couldn’t have been more in the clear if two police officers and a judge were in the room giving you the thumbs up. Which, coincidentally, is how I like to set the mood. Ladies?
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