John Stamos will guest star on Glee this fall.
But there's nothing gleeful about his current situation: the actor took to the stand yesterday to defend himself against Allison Coss, the young woman arrested in December for trying to extort $680,000 from Stamos in exchange for not releasing allegedly compromising photos of him.
Testifying in U.S. District Court, Stamos denied all accusations that he used cocaine and/or accompanied an underage Coss in a hot tub. He admitted the following under oath:
- He met the then-17-year old in Orlando in 2004. She told him she was 18 and on spring break from college.
- The next day, Stamos and his friends met up with Coss and others in a hotel room, where they were "hanging out, socializing." There was no drug use of any kind.
- Following the Florida trip, Stamos and Coss stayed in touch via e-mail, exchanges the actor described as "flirty" but "friendly."
- Stamos asked for "wild" photos of Coss in 2007.
Coss and boyfriend Scott Sippola are charged with conspiracy and two counts of extortion against the actor. If convicted on all charges, they could face up to nine years in prison. No photos of the star have turned up in any investigation of the pair's home.
Near the end of his testimony, Coss' lawyer randomly asked Stamos if he was a friend of Charlie Sheen. He replied: "No, but I know Lindsay Lohan."