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Tori Spelling Suing Benihana Restaurants Over Alleged Slip-and-Fall Grill Burn

ABC/Lou Rocco

(LOS ANGELES) — Tori Spelling is suing Benihana restaurants, alleging she was badly burned after slipping and falling on a hot grill at one of the hibachi chain’s locations in California.

In court papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the Beverly Hills: 90210 star said while dining Easter Sunday at a Benihana in Encino, she fell onto a grill and suffered a severe burn to the back of her right arm. The court documents claimed Spelling “sustained deep second- and third-degree burn injuries requiring hospitalization and surgery,” leading to wage loss, hospital and medical expenses, general damage and “loss of earning capacity.”

Spelling accuses the restaurant of negligence in her court papers, and asks for a jury trial. The documents indicate she is seeking more than $25,000 in compensatory damages.

Spelling, who has four children, apparently had injuries that were so severe she reportedly had to have skin grafts, according to The New York Daily News. She’s been photographed in public wearing bandages and a protective cover on her arm.

After the incident, Spelling posted a photo of herself and dinner companions on Instagram, writing: “Thanks for an amazing day@scoutmasterson and @thebillhornPerfect #Easter Sunday! Aside from the Benihana Burn!”

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