A judge issued a bench warrant for after she failed to show up in court for an ongoing lawsuit with City National Bank, RadarOnline.com exclusively learned.
“Judgment debtor fails to appear,” the document filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court on March 27, 2019 obtained by Radar stated.
Judge James Blancarte “orders a bench warrant issued and held to a new date,” the document stated, meaning the bench warrant is being held, for now, but will be activated if Spelling doesn’t show up at her next court appearance on May 1.
“Hearing on application for Order for Appearance and Examination is continued."
“Bail is to be set in the amount of $5000,” the judge ordered.
The day before, on March 28, 2019, a Los Angeles Superior Court clerk signed off on a writ of execution, meaning the Sheriff can now take steps to garnish the couple’s wages and seize their bank accounts in the legal battle.
City National Bank accused the financially-troubled couple of “owing plaintiff an unpaid principle balance in the amount of $185,714.05, plus interest in the amount of $2,407.92 and late charges in the amount of $681.41, for a total of $188,803.38.
They also demanded she pay the $17,149.09 she withdrew from September 2016.
City National Bank was awarded a judgement against Spelling and McDermott back in May 2017 for $202,066. Since both have failed to pay the judgment for the last 669 days, Spelling racked up a whopping $40,280 interest, while Dean has to pay an additional $37,029.