TORI Spelling's husband Dean McDermott has been forced to defend his wife after she was slammed for charging $95 to participate in a virtual meet-and-greet.
The 53-year-old took to Instagram in a heated rant as he urged fans to "get off my wife's back."
During the four minute clip, he said: "Hi everybody, I find myself having to come to my wife's defense yet again. I'm really disappointed because she's catching flack and being dragged for doing a live meet-and-greet.
"People are upset that given the current situation we're in and the lockdown and the coronavirus, that she's 'charging' people money to do a meet-and-greet."
Dean explained Tori had been approached by a company, who believed setting up a meet-and-greet for her fans would be a way of bringing "some levity and some fun and some humor and love to this situation."
He added: "Instead, because it's Tori Spelling, she gets dragged and she gets the hater coming down on her for simply doing something to entertain people, but more importantly, to provide for her family.
"What is wrong with that? What is wrong with providing for your family at this time?"
The actor continued: "There are numerous celebrities out there that post stuff, and influencers, and they're out there making money every single day, but no, let's drag Tori Spelling, let's give her a hard time."
The post was met to a string of positive comments.
One said: "Glad you're defending her! Other celebrities are doing cameos for pay! What's the difference?????"
Another fan added: "People assume Tori is a millionaire. She is not. She has to work to feed her family. Period."
The former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress, 46, promoted the video chats to fans on Tuesday.
She said: "Can't wait to do my first ever virtual meet and greet Thursday, April 9 at 5pm PDT. Only 20 spots available so reserve your spot now. Link in my bio xoxo."
However, the announcement left some fans angry as they believed the star was charging too much amid the coronavirus pandemic.
It comes days after TV host Wendy Williams claimed a cash-strapped Tori "owes money everywhere."
Wendy said of Tori: "She owes money everywhere.
"When you think your situation is bad, let me tell you something right now.
"There's nothing worse than being an heiress with nothing but clownery and buffoonery around you."
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