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Tori Spelling and Benihana Settle Personal Injury Lawsuit
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Summary: Tori Spelling has settled the personal injury lawsuit she filed against Benihana. 

Tori Spelling has settled her beef with the hibachi restaurant, Benihana. The financially-troubled reality star sued the Japanese restaurant chain in 2015 after she allegedly fell onto a grill and burned herself.

  
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Spelling, 44, settled her personal injury lawsuit recently, and if there was a sum, then that number is unknown, according to E! News.  

In April of 2014, 90210 alum Spelling was dining at a Benihana with her husband, Dean McDermott. She was walking and tripped, and this resulted in her falling onto a hot grill, where she burned her right arm. According to People, the burns were severe enough that she needed skin grafts.

“It was an unfortunate accident. She had a little burn,” McDermott said at the time.

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A friend had told People in April 2015 how the accident had occurred.

“Tori hadn’t even started to eat, when she slipped and fell,” a source said. “Not thinking, she grabbed onto the side of the hot grill and burned her arm. At the time, it didn’t seem as bad as the doctors told her it was the next day.”



In September of 2015, Spelling sued Benihana, claiming wage loss, hospital and medical expenses, and general damages from being injured.

Spelling’s lawsuit was filed at a time when the TV personality was going through financial woes. Spelling, who is best known for portraying Donna on 90210, was the daughter of the late-Hollywood producer Aaron Spelling, who passed away in 2006. Aaron Spelling left behind a massive fortune of $600 million, but Tori was only given $800,000 in his will.

Tori’s mother, Candy Spelling, told The New York Times in 2014 that Tori was only given that amount because she could spend $50,000 to $60,000 in one store’s shopping spree and Candy did not like that. She said that if Tori was given more, then the money would just be gone soon anyway.

In 2013, Tori explained her extravagant spending, saying that it was the fault of her upbringing.

“It’s not my fault I’m an uptown girl stuck in a midtown life. I was raised in opulence. My standards are ridiculously high. We can’t afford that lifestyle, but when you grow up silver spoon it’s hard to go plastic,” Spelling wrote.

Spelling’s acting career wasn’t so hot after her father stopped giving her roles, but she was able to take her fame and launch a reality show with her husband, Dean. On the show, they documented their marital woes, including their money problems.

In December 2016, City National bank sued Spelling and McDermott for not paying $200,000 of a $400,000 loan.

In October of 2016, Spelling was sued by American Express for not paying her $38,000 credit card bill.

In 2014, a tax lien was placed on the reality couple. Radar Online also reported Spelling and her husband owe the IRS up to $1 million.

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