The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star was sued by lawyers for the credit card company in January (16) for reportedly racking up debts of almost $37,982 (£29,614) on her card and she allegedly failed to take any steps to repay what she owes.

According TMZ.com, a judge has ordered a default judgement against Tori, the daughter of late TV producer and multi-millionaire Aaron Spelling, demanding she repay the full sum, plus court costs of $855 (£667).

Tori is reported to be facing major debt problems as she and her husband Dean MCDermott were hit by tax demands just shy of $1 million (£780,000) in July (16). Editors at the site report these include a $707,487 (£549,611) federal tax lien and a tax bill issued by officials in the State of California for $259,000 (£202,000) relating to earnings in 2014.

The star's financial difficulties have caused her mother Candy, who inherited millions after Aaron's 2006 death, to help out her daughter, a mother of four.

However Candy is refusing to pay off any of Tori's credit card debts, telling TMZ, "I've been helping her out, I'm paying all her bills now. I'm not paying extras like that (credit card bill), I'm not paying any back payments, just for the house and the kids' school and the food that's all."