MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Lawyers for a Michigan couple accused of trying to extort $680,000 from actor John Stamos say his private life should be fair game when the couple's trial begins next week.
Defense attorneys urged a judge Thursday to allow questions about Stamos' sex life and whether he had an intimate relationship with defendant Allison Coss.
Prosecutors say Stamos is expected to testify and denies any such relationship with Coss.
Coss and Scott Sippola are accused of demanding money from Stamos, saying they had photos of him with cocaine and strippers that they could sell to a magazine. Federal prosecutors say the photos don't exist and the actor's private life is irrelevant.
Defense lawyers deny an extortion attempt and argue Stamos' personal life is key to the case.