John Stamos Had Fling With 17-Year-Old: Lawyer

She is now accused of extorting 'Uncle Jesse'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2010 9:03 AM CDT
In a Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 photo, actor John Stamos is honored with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
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(Newser) – Go ahead and start with the “Have mercy!” jokes now: John Stamos, aka Full House’s Uncle Jesse, is accused of having a fling with a 17-year-old high school student. Stamos met Allison Coss, now 24, during a 2004 spring break trip in Florida shortly after his split from wife Rebecca Romijn. Stamos supposedly invited Coss to his hotel room, kissed her, and offered her oral sex knowing she was 17. It reportedly gets weirder: She said no to his offer, he got angry and broke a bedpost, then apologized and invited her to stay the night, which she did.

They went on to continue a “flirty kind of relationship” over email, her lawyer said. The supposed fling is coming to light because Coss claims to have pictures of Stamos surrounded by strippers and cocaine from that night in the hotel; she and 31-year-old Scott Sippola are now on trial for allegedly attempting to extort Stamos to the tune of $680,000. A judge ruled testimony about Coss’ relationship with Stamos would not be allowed, but her lawyer brought it up in her opening statement, the AP reports. Prosecutors say the photos Coss used in the extortion attempt don’t exist.
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