Tori Spelling, Liam

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Tori Spelling's claws are out.

The mother of four is livid over Star's March 11 cover, which claims that she and husband Dean McDermott are headed toward a "$300 Million Divorce," writing in an open letter to the tabloid that, this time, it's her children who are feeling the sting of their "lies and fabrications."

Spelling writes that her 6-year-old Liam "became terrified" when he spotted the unhappy-looking photos of his mom and dad stamped with the word divorce and then the caption next to a photo of the whole family reading, "Who will get the kids?"

"I had to hurry him and his confused 4-year-old sister Stella out of the grocery store and into our car," Spelling wrote. "By the time he was fastening himself into his car seat he was asking, 'Why is someone getting us?? Where are you and Dad going?'

"He was anxiously biting his lower lip," she continued, "and his big blue eyes were filled with tears. My heart sank. How would I explain to my children that what these 3 writers who have never even met us but who claim to know the ins and outs of our relationship and have proudly put their names on this article are flat out writing lies?"

Spelling maintained that she's used to the tabloids, having been in the public eye since starring on Beverly Hills, 90210.

"But my children are another story," she added. "Keep them out of it! I wonder if any of those 3 writers have children? How would they feel if their child had to read something so hurtful and confusing as what mine had to read? How do they sleep at night knowing they've potentially emotionally scarred and if nothing else terrified innocent children."

Spelling also challenged Star to aim their "inaccurate low blows" at her and not McDermott, who "has done nothing but loved me and our children. He has stood by me during the good times and held my hand through the darkest moments of my life.  

"I'm so blessed to have him as my partner in life and love and he is the best father to our four children. I'm aware that all that matters is that we know our truth. It's just sad that our actual happiness would probably be deemed boring to Star Magazine."

Spelling said that she tried to reassure Liam and Stella the best she could, but, she concluded, "Our children should never have to bear witness to lies and fabrications that affect their lives so that a media outlet can make money. That will always be wrong!"

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