Tori Spelling’s arrest warrant dismissed, is that because she finally got a lawyer?

The last time we reported on Tori Spelling was about a month ago, when it was reported that there was a bench warrant out for her arrest following her failure to appear in court. Tori missed a scheduled appearance to answer for non-payment of a $260k judgment on a loan from City National Bank. She owes hundreds of thousands to other creditors, totaling around a million dollars. Of course Tori was never arrested because she’s a white woman who schemed for years to steal seven figures, not a poor person who wrote some bad checks. The latest news in Tori’s case is that the warrant against her was dismissed and her next court date was delayed.

A bench warrant was issued for Tori Spelling after she failed to appear in court for her ongoing legal battle with City National Bank. Now, can exclusively reveal the cash-strapped star may no longer face arrest, as an agreement has been made to drop the warrant.

In court papers obtained from Los Angeles Superior Court, a stipulation and proposed order to continue judgment debtor examination of Victoria Spelling and request to dissolve bench warrant was filed on Friday, April 26.

Attorneys for City National Bank and Spelling explain in the filing that she will appear on May 10, 2019 at the law offices of Ervin Cohen and Jessup LLP.

The attorneys asked for her warrant to be dissolved and for her Wednesday, May 1 court hearing has been continued to Monday, July 1.

As Radar reported, the bench warrant was issued when she failed to appear in court on March 27, 2019. The warrant was held at the time and would be activated if she didn’t show up to the May 1 appearance…

City National Bank was awarded a judgment in the amount of $202,066 against Spelling and McDermott back in May 2017.

Spelling racked up $40,280 interest for failing to pay. McDermott has to pay an additional $37,029.

On March 28, 2019, a Los Angeles Superior Court clerk signed off on a writ of execution, meaning the Sheriff can now take steps to garnish the couple’s wages and seize their bank accounts.

[From Radar Online]

All that is quite complicated but I think the gist is that a warrant was issued but that it wasn’t going to go into effect until May 1st. Neither Tori nor her representative showed up in court in late March as required. So can we assume that she didn’t even have a lawyer up until that point and only got one at the last minute, filing just a few days before she was about to be arrested? This woman had owed hundreds of thousands to various creditors dating back at least three years, when Amex sued her. That suit is ongoing. In 2017 the IRS seized her bank accounts and she also owes over $250k to the state of California for back taxes. Plus her husband, Dean McDermott, is a deadbeat dad and owes a ton in child support. In 2017 Star Magazine ran a cover that read “Jail for Tori.” Of course that never happened. She wasn’t even arrested in this latest case. Imagine if she embezzled that money instead of failing to pay back creditors. Forget that, she wouldn’t go to jail for that either.

Meanwhile, Tori went to Israel last month, right around the time she missed her court date. It was a working vacation though. At least her Instagram feed is full of sponcons. She’s making a living by getting sent free stuff and posing with it, often with her kids and husband. I’m sure that pays more than the 90210 reboot.


The top comment on this post below is “How do you go skiing with No Job?” This is her job. Tori answered “@h8rtless you mean how do we go skiing with my job? Answer is we planned a couple months ahead and I asked my work for a few days of to coincide with my kids spring break.” It’s about money not time but leave to Tori to willfully misinterpret that.

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  1. Emby says:

    Wow. That header photo. I wonder what she was going for with that.

  2. grabbyhands says:

    It’s because even though she’s a Z lister, she’s still, white, rich and (kind of) famous. She’s not going to get arrested and she knows it.

  3. Veronica S. says:

    Hey, you could always put her in the same cell as Lori Laughlin. They could talk about how persecuted they are by the system.

  4. Lisa says:

    Mess but not surprised she is skating by on it.

  5. runcmc says:

    Since when does she have the kind of job that you have to request time off? Does she have a 9 to 5 we don’t know about?

    • lucy2 says:

      IKR? All she seems to do is sponsored posts on instagram, who does she have to request time off from?

      I really hate that she still gets to bounce around and do fun stuff while owing SO MUCH MONEY to people. I do hope the IRS or courts or whoever can garnish their income to pay it back, otherwise it’ll never happen.
      And I hope her husband’s ex-wife gets all the back child support she’s owed too. It must really suck for her and their kids to be owed thousands while Dean is off skiing.

  6. LORENA says:

    Not that I think she should, I can understand why she does not help but her mom can easily fix this right? I dont know much about their situation

    • Eliza says:

      I think she did several times bail them out. But usually this makes people worse off in the end, and they fell into that category. So she stopped. I hope Candys will gives out the money to charity and in trusts for grandkids that can’t be touched till theyre 25-30 so their parents can’t get to it. Tori makes plenty of money with ads, and now the 90210 reboot. But chooses to spend more than she makes because she’s entitled. Focus on your debt and back child support, save your earnings after, and scale down your lifestyle; they still get plenty of free vacations to show off on SM.

    • Ann says:

      Candy could easily afford to pay off all of Tori’s debt and take care of her and all the kids for several lifetimes. But she won’t. It’s my understanding that Tori and Candy have always had a rough relationship and her late father was the one who gave her all the money she’d ever need/want. I’ll be curious to see how the Spelling dynasty money gets spread around to the children and grand children. Randy Spelling doesn’t seem to have these money issues so maybe he’ll get a big chunk and will be the next in line to either spoil Tori or let her keep on keeping on with the debts and poor decision making.

  7. CatWomen says:

    What’s crazy is they have on a couple of thousand dollars of skiwear plus ski tickets for the family..= $$$. As for her debt, her bank wants their $ they don’t want to go to court either so yeah she might have had a real lawyer contact them regarding a settlement and hence no court date. Her credit score must be 200.

  8. KBeth says:

    Her lack of shame is appalling.

  9. Dark and Stormy says:

    I thought she was married, why isn’t Dean having to go to court, pay down some debt, or get a job? Is he just a prop?

    • paddingtonjr says:

      I wonder if the loans and bank accounts are in her name since she’s a “Spelling.” Also, is he an American citizen? It just amazes me that they could rack up these debts and act like nothing is wrong.

  10. Carol says:

    Candy was pretty clear that she pays for stuff for the grandkids, but will no longer bail Tori out from her credit card bills and such.

  11. Sammi says:

    Tori’s brother is actually the responsible one and doesn’t mooch off their mother. He’s self sustained and doesn’t care about the money. Tori is notorious for spending money she doesn’t have and I’m pretty sure her father saw that before he passed decided to leave it to his wife instead so tori wouldn’t squander it.