As you’ve no doubt heard by now, dozens have lost their lives and millions of dollars in property has been destroyed, as California continues to battle the deadliest wildfires in the state’s history.
Numerous celebrities have lost their homes, including Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler, and Robin Thicke.
Those stars have received an outpouring of support from fan,s and it seems Tori Spelling may have taken one look at the tidal wave of sympathy and thought, how can I get in on that?!
Tori took to Instagram this week and told a tale of being evacuated just as the fires made their way to her neighborhood:
“My big brood and I were evacuated last night. My eyes swell with happy tears when I reflect on how many friends immediately reached out and offered their homes to us,” the actress said.
“No small offer when you are talking about a family of seven. Some I don’t even know that well but as part of our school community they stepped up. Thank you all!”
Fans were quick to rally behind Tori with words of love and support.
“Praying for you and your family,” commented one follower.
“I’m so sad and sorry this is happening! Praying for you all,” wrote another.
It’s great that Spelling has such caring friends and fans … but it looks like those folks may have been bamboozled by the notoriously unstable actress.
“I haven’t heard anything about Mulholland Drive [where Spelling resides] being affected,” a Los Angeles County fire marshal tells Radar Online.
“I can tell you that I was just sent from Miracle Mile and we’re here in Woodland Hills in kind of a standby mode. We have been dispatched to different place across the city. We have different pools of fire engines kind of in a standby mode.”
The unidentified firefighter went on to say that there’s a possibility Spelling’s neighborhood could be affected by the fires — but it definitely hasn’t happened yet:
“We still have high winds and there is danger, so there could be spots and new fires that can break out. So we are sieging resources to get ready for that,” says the fire marshal.
It’s possible there’s some confusion here, or that Spelling and her family made the decision to evacuate on their own out of an abundance of caution.
But if it turns out Tori is lying, we think it’s safe to say this incident won’t do any wonders for her already battered reputation.
It’s anyone’s guess as to why she would concoct such a story.
Spelling’s financial troubles have been well-documented, so it’s possible she exaggerated her situation in hope of a handout.
Insiders who know the actress say Tori seems to lie compulsively, and they’ve learned to take everything she says with a grain of salt.
Here’s hoping Tori will provide soon post an update clarifying that this has all been one big misunderstanding.
Otherwise, she may have just reached a new rock bottom in a career that’s been filled with them.