According to TMZ, the legal docs state that the TV personality, 43, has been ordered to pay her full past balance of $37,981.97 — plus an additional $855 in court fees.
AmEx sued Spelling back in January after she failed to pay off any of her credit card debt for months. At the time the lawsuit was filed, the mom of four — she shares Liam, 9, Stella, 8, Hattie, 4, and Finn, 4, with husband Dean McDermott — the company claimed that Spelling hadn't made a payment since June 2015, according to ET, and that a $1,070 payment had bounced. TMZ reports that because of this, the judge assigned to the case issued a default judgment against her.
Aside from credit card debt, Spelling and McDermott were hit with a hefty tax lien back in July for $259,108.23 relating to unpaid state taxes from 2014, both TMZ and ET reported.
As previously reported, Tori inherited only $800,000 of her late father Aaron Spelling’s multimillion-dollar fortune after his 2006 death, while his wife, Candy Spelling, received the majority of the famed TV producer’s wealth.
After years of public feuding, Tori and her mother eventually repaired their fraught relationship, and in January 2016, Candy told TMZ that she was “helping” her daughter financially.
“I've been paying all her bills now, except I'm not paying extras like that," she said. "I'm not paying any back payments — just for the house, and the kids’ schools and their food."
During a 2013 appearance on CBS’ The Talk, Tori opened up about facing financial turmoil even though she grew up in one of Hollywood’s wealthiest households.
"It's all so individual, I think. And you have to put it within context. I wrote about it simply because I think sometimes people think celebrities' lives are so glamorous and so perfect," the Spelling It Like It Is author explained at the time. "I was simply showing that I have made some bad choices financially. It happens! We're not above anyone else, we make bad choices and financially we get ourselves into holes."
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