Former Baywatch babe Traci Bingham is being hauled into a Los Angeles small claims courts after allegedly failing to pay back a $10,000 (GBP5,260) loan.

Her ex-pal RICK DOBSON claims he made a loan of the cash in December 2001 when Bingham was going through a rough patch - and she promised to pay him back within 30 days.

But when she disappeared, still owing the cash, Dobson decided to send her threatening letters.

In one he wrote, "I have been patient through all of your excuses and empty promises. However, my patience has run out."

And now, he's set for a court clash with Bingham on 26 March (04) in a bid to get his cash back.

04/03/2004 09:12