On Wednesday, McDermott – who said he has contemplated suicide and is leaving his Lifetime series True Tori – was asked, among other things, about his family’s relationship with Candy Spelling, Tori’s mom.
Billy Bush and Kit Hoover asked McDermott if he and Tori ever received any of Candy’s late husband’s estate.
“In my recovery, all I can be is honest and no. No. There’s no financial help,” McDermott said.
Following the interview, Candy’s rep refuted McDermott’s claims.
“Candy has provided financial help in the past and has offered repeatedly to pay for the children’s private schooling and Tori has never told her where to send the money,” her rep said in a statement to Access.
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McDermott also claimed the family rarely sees Candy.
“We see [Candy] about eight times a year — holidays and kids’ birthdays.”
However, Candy’s rep said she doesn’t see her family as often as she would like through no fault of her own.
“Candy reaches out often to see them and unfortunately Tori and Dean are not often responsive,” her rep continued.
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The biggest bombshell of the interview is McDermott’s announcement that he is leaving True Tori for his health.
“I’m not going to continue with the show,” McDermott said. “We have five more shows left… I can’t do this anymore. I can’t keep opening a vein, opening my soul and sharing my feelings and thoughts and demons with the world.”