Tori Spelling Has Money Seized From Her Bank Account Less Than a Year After Saying She Has No Problem Paying Her Bills
Tori Spelling appears to be facing more financial difficulties. The BH90210 star recently had money seized from her bank account to pay off debts she owes to American Express, Us Weekly reported. The news of Spelling’s money woes comes less than a year after she testily told a reporter that she was not having any trouble paying her bills.
Tori Spelling owes Amex nearly $90,000
Tori Spelling | JB Lacroix/WireImage
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According to Us Weekly, the court ordered the money taken from Spelling’s account in March 2020. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department executed the order in April. It’s not known if the money was collected. Prior to the ruling, the 47-year-old owed $88,731.25 to the credit card company.
Amex originally filed a lawsuit against the actor in October 2016. She was ordered to pay what she owed in March 2017.
Spelling has had other financial troubles
American Express is not the only financial institution that has claimed Spelling owes them money. In 2017, a court told her and her husband Dean McDermott to pay City National Bank roughly $220,000. Both the federal government and the state of California have also come after her for back taxes. In 2017, the IRS reportedly drained the couple’s bank accounts to settle $700,000 tax bill, Page Six reported.
Spelling and McDermott currently owe California $319,772.86 in unpaid taxes, a debt that dates back to 2016. The pair’s names appear on a list of the 500 largest tax delinquencies in the state that is published twice yearly by the Franchise Tax Board.
Spelling has said she doesn’t have issues paying her bills
Despite widespread reports of Spelling’s financial woes, the actor has said she does not have issues paying her bills. In August 2019, she told Good Day New York’s Rosanna Scotto that she was not broke.
Spelling was on the show promoting the short-lived Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot. On the now-canceled series, she played a version of herself who decides to return to TV because she desperately needs the money. Spelling insisted the Fox comedy-drama didn’t depict her actual life and was instead poking fun at rumors about her money troubles.
“That was a decision I made and we made together to put that in there,” Spelling said. “That’s such speculation, media loves to talk about it, so we were like, ‘Let’s face it straight on. Let’s put it in there.’”
When Scotto pressed her on the question of her finances, Spelling defended herself.
“Am I able to pay my bills? Yeah, thank you. I am,” she said.
Spelling was raised in luxury, but she didn’t inherit much from her dad Aaron Spelling
Tori Spelling and Aaron Spelling | NBCU Photo Bank
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Spelling is the daughter of successful TV producer Aaron Spelling. She had a privileged childhood in Beverly Hills, where she lived with her family in a 56,000-square-foot mansion. She got used to the good life, but when her dad died 2006, she didn’t receive a windfall.
Spelling and her brother Randy each received less than $1 million from her famous father’s estate. The bulk of Aaron Spelling’s wealth went to his wife (and Tori’s mom) Candy Spelling.
Since then, Candy Spelling has reportedly stepped in to bail out her daughter and her husband, who have five children. In 2016, she told TMZ that she was paying many of her daughter’s bills.