Two Arrests in John Stamos Extortion Case
Michigan pair threatened to release potentially damaging photos of the actor.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
Two arrests were made the extortion plot against ER actor and all-around dreamboat John Stamos.
Allison Coss and Scott Sippola were arrested in Michigan last week for threatening to release unsavory photos of Stamos unless he paid them nearly $700,000.
An affidavit claims that the photographs were taken at a party Stamos attended with Coss in 2004, and that he has stayed in touch with her ever since. Stamos received an email from someone who identified himself only as “Brian L.” claiming to have the photos and threatening to release them.
Stamos informed the FBI, which sent an undercover agent posing as John’s rep to meet the alleged extortionists in Michigan. Agents then searched the home Coss and Sippola shared and found photos of Stamos, along with contact information for him and three magazines.
Coss and Sippola were released on bond last week. We can’t help but wonder – what’s going on in those pictures? (The Smoking Gun)