The arid wasteland that is desperate housewife Tori Spelling’s checking account looks to have received a blessed shower of money. Tori has reportedly settled her lawsuit against grilled deliciousness chain Benihana out of court. Every employee of the L.A. branch of the IRS turned their heads in Tori’s direction in perfect velociraptor synchronicity after reading TMZ’s report that she’s most likely getting a check for something. At least one that wasn’t signed “Candy Spelling, Disappointed Mom” They shouldn’t get too excited. Most of that money is going to keep that mini-mall plastic surgeon she uses on retainer and the rest is earmarked for diapers for the many children that they probably can’t afford.
The pride of West Beverly High took a tippy (tipsy?) tumble onto a grill at the restaurant’s Encino, CA location in April 2015. She reportedly received second and third-degree burns which required skin grafts. Tori filed a lawsuit for damages that September, noting that her injury cost her “wages.” What does the W2 form look like when your job is obliquely referring to how traumatized you were when your shifty goon of a husband might have convinced you to try anal on national television? I’m referring to on national television, not the anal. But at this point for Tori, a check is a check is a check so who knows what the future holds?
TMZ says that newly filed docs claim that Tori and Benihana recently settled up, and it’s looking like they paid her. It’s not known how much they settled for.
As Michael K. pointed out back then, you’d really have to work to get yourself up on one of Benihana’s table grills. And by “work,” he meant “down enough of their sake sangrias.” Tori claims she “tripped” and fell backward. Dean is a total asshole for not volunteering to be the one to burn himself so they could file a lawsuit. It’s not chauvinism if you take some pain so your wife doesn’t have to, Deaner.