Stamos Extortionists Found Guilty

'No hot tub, no drugs, no nudity'

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 16, 2010 6:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – Allison Coss and Scott Sippola were found guilty of attempting to extort John Stamos yesterday, as the actor continued to deny allegations of an affair with then-17-year-old Coss. “These slanderous allegations to smear my reputation were part of their defense to redirect attention away from the federal crime of extortion,” said Stamos in a written statement. He wasn’t exactly thronged, but “dozens of fans” congregated at the courthouse, the AP reports.

“There was no hot tub, no drugs, no nudity, and nothing sexual in nature involved in my friendship with this woman,” Stamos’ statement continued. “They lied about everything.” Coss and Sippola face up to five years in prison.

Defense attorney intern Ted Greeley, left, and lead attorney Sarah Henderson, second from right, walk with clients Allison Coss and Scott Sippola to the courthouse in Marquette, Mich. July 13, 2010.
Defense attorney intern Ted Greeley, left, and lead attorney Sarah Henderson, second from right, walk with clients Allison Coss and Scott Sippola to the courthouse in Marquette, Mich. July 13, 2010.   (AP Photo/ The Mining Journal, Andy Nelson-Zaleski)
Actor John Stamos meets with fans outside of the federal building  in Marquette, Mich., on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.
Actor John Stamos meets with fans outside of the federal building in Marquette, Mich., on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.   (AP Photo/The Mining Journal, Danielle Lehto)
Actor John Stamos greets fans Wednesday, July 14, 2010 outside the federal courthouse in Marquette, Mich.
Actor John Stamos greets fans Wednesday, July 14, 2010 outside the federal courthouse in Marquette, Mich.   (AP Photo/John Flesher)
Actor John Stamos signs an autograph for a fan Wednesday, July 14, 2010 outside the federal courthouse in Marquette, Mich.
Actor John Stamos signs an autograph for a fan Wednesday, July 14, 2010 outside the federal courthouse in Marquette, Mich.   (AP Photo/John Flesher)
Actor John Stamos poses for pictures with fan Jessica Rose Cambio on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 outside the federal courthouse in Marquette, Mich.
Actor John Stamos poses for pictures with fan Jessica Rose Cambio on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 outside the federal courthouse in Marquette, Mich.   (AP Photo/John Flesher)
Actor John Stamos, right, arrives at the federal courthouse for the second day of an extortion trial in Marquette, Mich.
Actor John Stamos, right, arrives at the federal courthouse for the second day of an extortion trial in Marquette, Mich.   (AP Photo/The Mining Journal, Andy Nelson-Zaleski)
Actor John Stamos meets with fans outside of the federal building  in Marquette, Mich., on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.
Actor John Stamos meets with fans outside of the federal building in Marquette, Mich., on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.   (AP Photo/The Mining Journal, Danielle Lehto)
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