Tori Spelling settled with Benihana restaurant for that Easter 2014 luncheon where she took a tumble and tried to save herself by grabbing onto the sizzling hot hibachi grill. If you’ve ever been to Benihana or similar restaurant wasted drunk, you’ve almost done this several times yourself. Spelling claims she was sober. Maybe a little mimosa.
Who knew a smoking flat top that cooks beef in sixty seconds of chef’s spatula tricks would also burn human skin. Spelling was between baby number four and nine at the time, with her out of work Canadian cheating husband trying to figure out how to pay the rent. Her mom’s worth a few hundred mill, but Tori Spelling insists on being a self-made woman. Meaning, she owed a ton of back rent and had to move the family. Also, she had to figure out how to score a free Easter meal.
As far as slip and fall accidents go, you can’t go wrong with the smell of burning flesh in front of fifty witnesses. Spelling admitted the stumble was of her own making. Her suit focused on the unprotected cooking surfaces. Since that’s the very staple of Benihana restaurants, a settlement was reached. This could stave off the need for Spelling to commit to any more Jenny Garth and Tori Spelling Lifetime specials. Or husband Dean applying for disability after Tori snaps his humerus to cover the Whole Food bills.
If there’s a lesson to be learned here, it’s if you’re broke and have five kids with an unemployed Canadian, choose your holiday dining options wisely. Check for deep insurance and a history of previous settlements. Nobody wants to be known as the restaurant that made Tori Spelling look even more like a cooked fish.
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