Just because Tori Spelling says that she’s doing better on her own doesn’t mean that she’s had an easy year.
Between her public and already messy separation and fleeing her mold-infested home (all in the space of a couple of months), she’s not having a hot girl summer.
But there’s a difference between acknowledging a series of unfortunate events and mocking Tori. Especially to her face.
According to the mom of five, a realtor sent her texts making fun of her family’s plight.
On Friday, July 21, Tori Spelling took to her Instagram Story to post a series of text messages.
The alleged texts (it’s a screenshot and while it seems real, we have to acknowledge that screenshots can be fabrications) come from someone named Robert Vinson.
“The latest bizarre inquiry,” the thread of messages begins with his remark.
We often suspect when we receive a message intended for another. Tori clearly did that, as she wrote back: “I’m sorry?”
She went on: “I’m assuming that wasn’t meant for me.”
Most people would realize their mistake and say oh sorry, Miss Tori Spelling, this was about my mom asking questions. Or something like that.
“It is more for Karen,” realtor Robert Vinson allegedly replied to her message.
“Tori Spelling has been asking for a 1 month rental,” he then gossiped … unwittingly to the woman herself.
His text then teased: “If you follow her situation on TMZ it is all amusing.”
At this point, Tori opted to reveal herself in order to confront the person mocking her.
“This is Tori Spelling,” she announced. “Wow!”
In a deeply sarcastic tone, Tori continued: “Human empathy and kindness prevails. Kids in crisis is amusing.”
In addition to posting the screenshot, Tori included some of her own commentary.
“And, this human is a father!” she pointed out. Tori herself is a mother of five.
“I guess I hold out too much hope that people lead by kindness,” Tori then lamented.
“Shame on you Robert Vinson @vinsongroup real estate!” Tori wrote — name-dropping the alleged perpetrator.
“My 5 kids are going through Mold poisoning and we need a home,” she pointed out.
“And this is how you treat people?” Tori asked. “Mocking their situation?”
Vinson has since spoken to Page Six, claiming that accidentally insulting Tori was … part of his job as a realtor?
“Celebrity impersonation is rabid in Hollywood,” he began.
Vinson continued: “As a real estate broker, I have a fiduciary responsibility to be certain of the identity of the person we are dealing with.”
According to Vinson, he thought that Tori reaching out to him for a rental was a “scam” because he could not “confirm” that it was her.
“I am now being publicly shamed for my due diligence,” he claimed.
He said that he texted her in response: “I thought I was being spoofed by someone who was pretending to be you.”
We’re not sure that we follow how insulting an actual person is going to effectively expose an imposter. Do they teach that at realty school?
At any rate, Tori’s public post was definitely shaming the guy. But it was arguably a PSA.
For many, their worst fear is that someone with access to their personal lives, like a realtor, might gossip about and mock them behind their back. Tori came face-to-face with that reality.