Well, now we know why she was charging $95 for a virtual meet-and-greet.
Tori Spelling had funds yanked from her bank account in April to cover her debts to American Express, Us Weekly is reporting. The transaction was the result of a March 2020 court-ordered writ executed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Before the cash grab, Spelling, 47, had a debt of $88,731.25 to AmEx, which filed two separate suits against her in 2016, one for the $88K sum and another for nearly $38,000. It’s unclear what she currently owes to the company.
Alas, American Express is but one of the wolves at Spelling and husband Dean McDermott’s door: A case against the “BH90210” actress and her husband, brought by City National Bank, alleges the couple owes them nearly $189,000, on top of the $282,000 they owe in back taxes to the state of California.
Of course, California will have to wait its turn, just like everyone else: In July 2016, Spelling and McDermott, 53, were hit with a federal tax lien for over $707,000 in unpaid federal taxes dating back to 2014.
“Even when I try to embrace a simpler lifestyle,” Spelling wrote in her 2013 book, “Spelling It Like It Is,” “I can’t seem to let go of my expensive tastes.”
That would seem to include staging a photo shoot in similarly cash-poor department store Barneys in November 2019 with a wad of $100s, and then “[stacking] up like five boxes of shoes” to bring to check-out.
Page Six has reached out to Spelling for comment.