Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott were already struggling with their mounting financial crisis, and this week a judge ruled they have to pay off another $220,000 debt.
DailyMail.com has learned the 90210 actress was hit with a $220,000 default judgment in the legal battle with City National Bank.
The mother-of-five blew off the case despite being served, so a Los Angeles judge ordered her and husband Dean to pay up this week. It’s another ruling after a series of financial woes for the reality show couple.
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Tori Spelling, 44, and husband Dean McDermott, 50, have been ordered by a judge to pay $220,000 to City National Bank on a default judgment
In the past year alone, they have been forced to pay debts by the IRS, American Express and to McDermott’s ex for child support.
In December, Spelling and McDermott were sued by City National. The bank accused the couple of taking out a $400,000 loan in 2010
However, they defaulted on payments and currently have an outstanding balance of $188,000 they refuse to pay.
City National also accused Spelling of overdrawing $17,000 from her checking account that the actress didn’t have the funds to repay.
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott mounting debt problems
January 2016: Tori Spelling is sued for $37,981.97 by American Express for her unpaid credit card bill.
A judge ruled she had to pay the debt in October.
November 2016: After a judge ruled Spelling had to pay what she owed to American Express, the credit card company hit her with yet another lawsuit.
This time, they sued her for $87,594.55 in unpaid credit card bills.
December 2016: City National Bank sues the couple for their outstanding balance of $188,000 they refuse to pay on a $400,000 loan.
In May, they were hit with a default judgment of $220,000 after Spelling never showed up to court.
March 2017: Dean McDermott is sued by his ex wife Mary Jo Eustace for 100,000 in child support payments.
He told the judge: ‘I’ve fallen on hard times.’
The ex couple spoke outside of the courtroom and Eustace withdrew her claims with prejudice, meaning she can refile at any time if he doesn’t pay up the $100,000.
April 2017: The IRS drained the couple’s bank accounts after they had $707,487.30 in unpaid federal taxes from 2014.
It is not known the total amount they owe the government or if they owe more from their 2015 taxes.
City National filed suit for a total of $205,000 in damages from Spelling and McDermott.
Recently, the bank filed a motion for default against the couple explaining Spelling has blown off the case despite being served with the legal docs weeks ago, but she missed the deadline to respond to the allegations in court.
The judge came back and granted the motion for default. On April 20th, the judge set a hearing on a default judgment for May 22. He allowed Spelling one last chance to head to court and make a plea to defend herself.
Then on May 24, documents were filed revealing the judge granted the bank’s motion for default judgment and ordered the couple to cough up $202,066.10 to City National plus $17,730.56 for a grand total of $219.796.66.
In April, the IRS drained the couple’s bank accounts. They were federal tax lien for $707,487.30 on their 2014 filings.
They were sued by American Express twice for their unpaid bills. In October 2016, they were forced to pay the $38,000 debt to the credit card giant.
The mother-of-five never showed up to court after being served legal documents for her debt on the $400,000 loan. She missed the deadline to respond to the allegations in court
On May 24, documents were filed revealing the judge granted the City National Bank’s motion for default judgment
In November, American Express sued the TV star for 87,000 in unpaid bills.
In addition to these debts, McDermott is being sued by his ex wife Mary Jo Eustace for $100,000 in back child support.
However, after her ex begged, Eustace withdrew her claims with prejudice, mean she can refile at any time if he doesn’t pay up the $100,000 in back child support.
Though Spelling and McDermott have been hit with several lawsuits, they manage to maintain a lavish lifestyle.
The couple moved into a sprawling 4,714-square-foot, 1980s-era estate in a gated community in Woodland Hills in December. They rent the five-bedroom, five bathroom, home – for $9,500 a month.
Financial struggle? In December Spelling and McDermott rented a $9,500-a-month home with five bedrooms and five bathrooms
The in the months before they started renting the mansion, Spelling was sued by American Express for a second time for unpaid credit card bills