John Stamos' Extortionists Found Guilty


John Stamos


Allison Coss and Scott Sippola have been sent to jail on July 15 and both are facing five-year prison spells.

A Michigan couple has been jailed for attempting to extort money from actor John Stamos. Allison Coss and Scott Sippola were arrested in December 2009 after they allegedly threatened to release snaps of the actor with cocaine and strippers unless he handed over $680,000. Coss claimed she met the actor when she was 17 before embarking on a romantic affair with him - allegations his lawyer denied in court.

Stamos maintains he met Coss in 2004 at a party in Orlando, Florida, while recovering after separating from his wife, Rebecca Romijn. Taking to the stand earlier this week, Stamos told prosecutors about his subsequent email exchanges with Coss, describing them as "flirty" but "friendly". He added, "It was all very sweet. I considered her a friend."

Coss then told the actor she was pregnant with his child. Stamos read aloud emails in court about a supposed tabloid deal to buy and publish photos of the star allegedly taking drugs and drinking. Stamos told the court he contacted authorities because he felt "threatened, violated", adding, "I felt this was illegal."

He testified that FBI officials then took over his correspondence. Two agents testified on Monday, July 12 about staging a sting operation which ended in Coss and Sippola's arrest. On Thursday July 15, Coss, 24, and Sippola, 31, were found guilty of conspiracy and using e-mail to threaten a person's reputation. They both face five-year prison spells.

Stamos maintains he did not use cocaine or act inappropriately in 2004, the year the purported photos were taken.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Taylor Swift Enlists Jack Antonoff and Ryan Adams for New Album
  2. Khloe Kardashian Sizzling in Completely Sheer Bodysuit. Tempting Tristan Thompson?
  3. Braless Gigi Hadid Risks Wardrobe Malfunction in Pajama-Like Jumpsuit
  4. Sara Sampaio Strips Down to Sheer Lingerie in Sultry New Slefie
  5. Beyonce and Jay-Z's Twin Babies' Names Allegedly Revealed!
  6. Will Ferrell's 'The House' Co-Star Speaks Up About Mariah Carey's Diva Behaviors on Set
  7. 'KUWTK' Returns for Another Season as 'Life of Kylie' Ends Up Being a Flop
  8. Is Drake Expecting a Son?
  9. Brad Pitt Wishes to Reconcile With Angelina Jolie Despite Messy Split
  10. Going Too Far? Halsey Shades Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry

CELEBS PHOTO