Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott “Broke”?

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Tori Spelling Broke September 2015

By Shari Weiss

Tori Spelling Broke September 2015

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Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s financial situation is once again being blown out of proportion with a new tabloid story announcing they are “broke and desperate.” A rep for the couple says the report is untrue.

Spelling and McDermott have been candid about their finances over the years, with the former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star even admitting on “True Tori” that they sometimes live paycheck to paycheck. Now OK! is twisting recent events to make the situation seem “dire.” For instance, the magazine takes photos of Spelling and her family eating samples at a farmers’ market as they film a Cooking Channel show and deems it a “feeding frenzy” and “cost-cutting measure.”

But that’s not the only example of blatant sensationalism. Spelling has long been a lover of yard sales, a popular hobby, but that, too, is held against her by OK!. What’s worse, though, is the magazine’s judgment of the actress’ lawsuit against Benihana, which the outlet dismisses as a pure cash grab, ignoring the fact that Spelling racked up medical bills from her third-degree burn and is seeking to recoup lost wages. “They need to cash in where they can,” an “insider” claims. “That’s what happens when you have no money and four kids.”

The supposed OK! source even goes as far as saying, “At this point, they need a miracle to save them from debt.” No, what would actually be a miracle was if the tabloid bothered to fact-check its stories before printing them. After all, this is the same outlet that announced in April that Spelling was pregnant with her fifth child.

That would put her well into her pregnancy by now, but, of course, Spelling has no bump whatsoever, because as Gossip Cop exclusively reported at the time, she wasn’t pregnant. Conveniently, that’s entirely left out of this new OK! story, which talks about caring for “four kids” but makes no mention about a fifth being on the way. And there’s a simple reason why: The tabloid’s reporting wasn’t okay then, and it’s still not okay now.

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