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Tori Spelling had ‘money seized from her bank account’… after a writ of execution was ordered

Tori Spelling had ‘money seized from her bank account’… after a writ of execution was ordered by the court regarding her American Express lawsuit

  • Court documents revealed that the actress, 47, had money ‘seized’ from her bank account by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in April of 2020
  • In 2019 she was ordered by a court to pay more than $88,000 in unpaid credit card debt to American Express
  • The alleged seizing of funds from Spelling’s account occurred after a formal ‘writ of execution was ordered by the court in March’
  • As of yet, it is remains unclear if the money has been collected
  • Spelling’s battle with American Express began in 2016, when the credit giant sued the actress after she reportedly ‘failed’ to pay ‘months’ of credit card bills 

Tori Spelling had money ‘seized’ from her bank account in April 2020, after being ordered by a court to pay more than $88,000 in unpaid credit card debt, according to new reports.

The actress, 47, was sued by American Express in 2016 after she reportedly ‘failed’ to pay ‘months’ of credit card bills – and in 2019, a court ordered her to pay the debt back to the credit card giant. 

Court documents obtained by Us Weekly on Thursday revealed that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department ‘seized’ money from the star’s bank account after a formal ‘writ of execution’ was ordered by the court in March.

Seized: Court documents obtained by Us Weekly on Thursday revealed that Tori Spelling had money ‘seized’ from her bank account by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in April of 2020; Spelling pictured in 2019

As of yet, it is remains unclear if the money has been collected.

A writ of execution is a court order granted to a judgement creditor (American Express) that ‘typically orders a sheriff or other similar official to take possession of property owned’ by the judgment debtor (Spelling), according to DirectLegal.

The grand total of Tori’s credit card debit rested at a startling $88,731.25, prior to the court’s March ruling. 

Spelling’s battle with American Express began in 2016. The amount of money owed by Spelling was revealed in October of that year when American Express filed paperwork that listed the debt total as $87,594.55, according to Us Weekly.  

Many years: Spelling's battle with American Express began in 2016, when the credit giant sued the actress after she reportedly 'failed' to pay 'months' of credit card bills

Many years: Spelling’s battle with American Express began in 2016, when the credit giant sued the actress after she reportedly ‘failed’ to pay ‘months’ of credit card bills

In the midst of the American Express lawsuit, Tori and her husband Dean McDermott entered into a public legal battle with City National Bank.

City National Bank sued the couple in December of 2016 for ‘nearly $200,000 after failing to repay a $400,000 bank loan,’ according to court documents. 

Spelling and McDermott’s lawsuit with City National Bank is still ongoing.  

Even with the obvious stress that comes with legal woes, Spelling attempted to lighten her load by poking fun at the situation in an episode of BH92010 in August of 2019.

Piling on: In the midst of the American Express lawsuit, Tori and her husband Dean McDermott entered into a public legal battle with City National Bank; Tori and Dean pictured with their five children daughters Stella, 12, and Hattie, eight, and sons Liam, 13, Finn, seven, and Beau, three, in 2019

Piling on: In the midst of the American Express lawsuit, Tori and her husband Dean McDermott entered into a public legal battle with City National Bank; Tori and Dean pictured with their five children daughters Stella, 12, and Hattie, eight, and sons Liam, 13, Finn, seven, and Beau, three, in 2019

As to why she felt it was necessary to draw attention to her legal troubles, Spelling admitted in an interview with Good Day New York that she wanted to ‘face it straight on’ in the show.  

‘That was a decision I made and we made together to put that in there. 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,”‘ Tori explained

Tori and her husband Dean wed in 2006 and share five children, daughters Stella, 12, and Hattie, eight, and sons Liam, 13, Finn, seven, and Beau, three. 

Poking fun: As to why she felt it was necessary to draw attention to her legal troubles on BH90210, Spelling admitted in an interview with Good Day New York that she wanted to 'face it straight on'; Spelling pictured in February

Poking fun: As to why she felt it was necessary to draw attention to her legal troubles on BH90210, Spelling admitted in an interview with Good Day New York that she wanted to ‘face it straight on’; Spelling pictured in February

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