APPARENTLY being the daughter of a multi-millionaire media tycoon isn’t enough to save you from financial dire straits.
The New York Post has learned that the IRS (America’s ATO) has emptied bank accounts belonging to late TV mogul Aaron Spelling’s daughter Tori Spelling and her husband, Dean McDermott.
In July 2016, it was reported that the couple — who had their fifth child in March — were slammed with a federal tax lien for $US707,487.30 ($932,844) in unpaid federal taxes for their 2014 bill alone.
Meanwhile, The New York Post reported that McDermott’s ex-wife, Mary Jo Eustace, is threatening him with jail over unpaid child support for their 18-year-old son, Jack.
During a court hearing over the child support in March, McDermott told a judge that he had “fallen on hard times.”
And their struggles don’t stop there. In November 2016, Entertainment Tonight reported that the couple were also being sued by American Express over an unpaid credit-card balance of $US87,595.55 ($115,497) and had been sued by the same company earlier in the year over a $US37,981.97 ($50,080.40) bill.
The New York Post also reported back in November that Tori — who shot to fame in the ’90s when she starred on dad Aaron’s Beverly Hills 90210 and has since forged a career as a reality star and author — hoped to parlay her latest pregnancy into another reality series that would frame her as a Martha Stewart-like domestic goddess. And that she hoped she could “make some real money going forward.”
Last year, Tori dismissed reports of financial woes to People, saying rumours of money problems began after she wrote her 2013 book, Spelling It Like It Is.
“It was one chapter. I thought I was being relatable, talking about how celebrities go through financial struggles, too.”
In the book she wrote, “It’s no mystery why I have money problems. I grew up rich beyond anyone’s dreams. Even when I try to embrace a simpler lifestyle, I can’t seem to let go of my expensive tastes.”
A rep for Spelling didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment.
This story originally appeared in The New York Post and has been republished here with permission.
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