John Stamos calls in the FBI to bust his extortionists

John Stamos involved the FBI when he became the victim of a $680,000 extortion plot by a couple in Michigan. The couple had incriminating photos of Uncle Jesse getting his drink on at a party in Florida in 2004. There’s no word what he was up when he was caught on film, but I’m guessing that it involved sex and/or drugs. They sent him a bunch of e-mails trying to get a settlement and threatening to go to the tabloids with the pics. Instead of dealing with the couple, Stamos called the FBI, who raided their home and retrieved evidence of the extortion attempt.

The FBI has arrested a couple of Michigan residents for trying to extort $700,000 from the erstwhile Full House and ER star, or as the feds like to call him, Mr. X.

Per an affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun, 23-year-old Allison Coss and 30-year-old Scott Sippola threatened to go public with photographs they claimed would be extremely damaging to the 46-year-old Stamos’ squeaky-clean reputation, unless the actor coughed up some major cash.

And it was Stamos himself who helped crack the case.

The legal docs refer to Stamos only as “Mr. X, an actor,” but The Smoking Gun reports that the photos were snapped during a 2004 party that Stamos, Coss and Sippola all attended.

Neither federal officials nor Stamos’ rep would immediately comment on the report. There’s also no indication on just what made the candid-camera moment so potentially compromising.

But according to the affidavit, Team Stamos tipped off the feds, who used an undercover agent posing as one of the actor’s posse to make a money drop at a Michigan airport and snare the alleged perps.

A search warrant was executed at the house shared by the pair and agents found three photos of Mr. X, along with papers containing his cell phone number and numbers for various tabloid magazines.

The two suspects are now free on bond but under orders to refrain from any contact with the actor, currently hoofing it up on Broadway in Bye Bye Birdie.

[From E! Online]

I read the FBI agent’s affidavit on The Smoking Gun hoping to figure out what these photos could contain that would potentially embarrass Stamos. He was married to gorgeous Rebecca Romijn back in 2004 so any kind of infidelity would be incriminating. There’s nothing in the paperwork about the nature of the photos, though, so it will probably remain a mystery. You wonder what he was getting up to at that party. If someone thought it was worth $680,000 it had to be something naughty. The extortionists should have aimed a lot lower, though. It’s not like Stamos is rolling in residuals from Full House, and his three year gig on ER ended with the series’ conclusion earlier this year.

Stamos was boozing it up in public as late as the summer of 2007, when he appeared visibly wasted on an Australian TV show. He at first blamed his slurry appearance on jet lag and Ambien, but later admitted to being drunk.

Here’s Stamos getting his star on the Walk of Fame on 11/16/09. He’s shown with some of his Full House costars

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  1. dude says:

    go uncle jesse!

  2. Kaboom says:

    The way the Tiger Woods affair is playing out, I would no longer be surprised to find him on those naughty photos.

  3. Firestarter says:

    Go for him, not being afraid to call their bluff.

    Wasn’t he a party guy? Maybe they were of him doing drugs or something like that. Who knows or really cares. No one is perfect.

  4. Lantana says:

    So, if he’s using illicit drugs in the confiscated photos, does that bust him? If I was out boinking around and snorting things I don’t think I’d call the FBI about it. So I wonder if it’s not able to be used to prosecute him?

  5. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “squeaky clean reputation”?


    if you’ve ever heard him interviewed by Howard Stern, you’d know this guy is FAR from squeaky clean.

    He and his ex used to get quite freaky when they were together.

  6. filthycute says:

    680 thou? Odd number.

  7. lilred says:

    mmmm Uncle Jesse I always had the hots for him.

  8. Jeri says:

    I once read that he & his then wife were considered the most “sexually adventurous” couple in Hollywood.

  9. Green Is Good says:

    “Squeaky Clean”? Since when?

  10. Essie says:

    If that woman’s age is now 23, that means she was 17 in 2004, right? Wonder if the pics are of Stamos and the 17 year old doing something naughty. That would have been illegal.

    Also, why did they wait five years to try to extort money from Stamos? He’s on Broadway, which means he’s not earning nearly as much as he earned on ER. Why didn’t they try to extort him back then?

    Oh well!! Good for John Boy for going to the FBI and getting these skanks off the street.

  11. Lita says:

    I say good for him, taking the blackmailers legally. Blackmailers are revolting people that cause so much harm. And even if whatever these photos show is ‘damaging’ to his reputation, these people aren’t honourable whistleblowers – they are just scummy money-grubbers.

  12. unclejessiesbitch says:

    I wish John Stamos would bottle whatever the hell it is that keeps him looking that hot at his age and sell me some! OMG! I really liked him in ER and really didn’t start watching it again until he was on it!

  13. G-man says:

    Now he’s gona be on the tv show I’m working on (entourage 7) and I’m having a hard time not confronting him about it. That piece of shit

  14. G-man says:

    Why are you erasing my coments ,, the people have a wright to know how he is

  15. G-man says:

    He was cheating on his wife alot of times in 2004 because my wife now worked at dalts resteraunt in Burbank ca. And he got her really drunk and took major advantage of her when she was drunk ,,, he’s a piece of crap people!

  16. Dylan says:

    I live in the place in which the two defendents live and it is painful that such a pleasant area is receiving this sort of bad press because of two morons. I hope they chuck the book at these 2. Of course the accusations are totally untrue.

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