Tori Spelling's husband opens up about kids' health problems after being bullied

Dean McDermott is shedding some more light on the bullying experienced by two of the kids he has with wife Tori Spelling.

On his "Daddy Issues" podcast Monday, McDermott said son Liam, 12, and daughter, Stella, 11, endured horrific incidents at school that left both of them sick.

"First, it was Stella. The things that this kid said to her were beyond. He called her the 'C' word, he made references about how much sex she has. … This kid made reference to plastic surgery that my wife hasn't had and it being bad," McDermott said.

"Where does an 11-year-old come up with that? The school, they did the right thing. This kid was removed after they talked to (him) and then he turned around and did it again to Stella."

McDermott said the encounters shook Stella.

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US actress Tori Spelling and children attend the World Premiere of Disney's 'Christopher Robin' on July 30, 2018, in Burbank, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 30: Actor Dean McDermott and wife/actress Tori Spelling with children arrive for Columbia Pictures And Sony Pictures Animation's World Premiere Of 'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation' held at Regency Village Theatre on June 30, 2018 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 02: Tori Spelling (L) Dean McDermott (R) and their son at the 7th Annual Santa's Secret Workshop benefiting LA Family Housing at Andaz on December 2, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Santa's Secret Workshop 2017)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 02: Tori Spelling (L), Dean McDermott, and their children at the 7th Annual Santa's Secret Workshop benefiting LA Family Housing at Andaz on December 2, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Santa's Secret Workshop 2017)
CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 29: Tori Spelling and son Beau Dean McDermott attend the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's 28th Annual 'A Time For Heroes' Family Festival at Smashbox Studios on October 29, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actor Dean McDermott and actress Tori Spelling with their children arrive for the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'The LEGO Ninjago Movie' held at Regency Village Theatre on September 16, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Tori Spelling (L), daughter Stella McDermott, Host Jennie Garth (R) and daughter Lola Ray Facinelli attend the Netflix Series 'Project Mc2' Part 5 Premiere hosted by Jennie Garth and MGA Entertainment at The London West Hollywood on September 7, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for MGA Entertainment )
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Tori Spelling and daughter Stella McDermott attend the Netflix Series 'Project Mc2' Part 5 Premiere hosted by Jennie Garth and MGA Entertainment at The London West Hollywood on September 7, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for MGA Entertainment )
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 23: Actress Tori Spelling, actor Dean McDermott and children (L-R) Finn McDermott, Liam McDermott, Stella McDermott and Hattie McDermott attend the premiere of Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's 'The Emoji Movie' at Regency Village Theatre on July 23, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 05: (L-R) Actress Tori Spelling, husband Dean McDermott, and children Finn Davey McDermott, Hattie Margaret McDermott, and Stella Doreen McDermott attend 'The Lion King' sing-along screening at The Greek Theatre on August 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - DECEMBER 21: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and children attend the Grand Re-Opening Event For 'From Coraline To Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience' at The Globe Theatre on December 21, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and their children attend the premiere of Disney's 'Moana' at AFI FEST 2016 at the El Capitan Theatre on November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Tori Spelling and her daughter Stella McDermott arrive at the AFI FEST 2016 Presented By Audi premiere of Disney's 'Moana' at the El Capitan Theatre on November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - AUGUST 22: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and children Finn Davey McDermott, Stella Doreen McDermott, Hattie Margaret McDermott and Liam McDermott attend the LG 'Fam To Table' series at The Washbow on August 22, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 25: Tori Spelling and son attend King Of Harts By Melissa Joan Hart Supports The 26th Annual Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation A Time For Heroes Family Festival at Smashbox Studios on October 25, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Melissa Joan Hart)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 08: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and children attend the premiere of 'Inside Out' at the El Capitan Theatre on June 8, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: (L- R) Dean McDermott and actress Tori Spelling (with their children), attend with philanthropist Candy Spelling and actor Randy Spelling the LA's BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow) Annual Family Dinner 2015 at Skirball Cultural Center on June 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David A. Walega/WireImage)
BUENA PARK, CA - MAY 14: Actress Tori Spelling and son Finn Davey McDermott attend the launch of 'Voyage To The Iron Reef' at Knott's Berry Farm on May 14, 2015 in Buena Park, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 06: Tori Spelling (L), Dean McDermott (R) and thei children Hattie, Stella, Finn and Liam attend the 4th Annual Santa's Secret Workshop Benefiting LA Family Housing at Andaz Hotel on December 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 12: TV personalities Dean McDermott (L) and Tori Spelling pose with daughter Hattie Margaret McDermott at 'Rockin' Ever After' presented by Disney On Ice at Staples Center on December 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 10: Actress Tori Spelling (C) and children Finn Davey McDermott (L) and Hattie Margaret McDermott (R) attend The Helping Hand of Los Angeles annual mother's day luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel on May 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
BURBANK, CA - AUGUST 28: Actress Tori Spelling (C), her daughter Stella McDermott (L) and her son Liam McDermott (R) join the Lunchables Team and Club Kids to build a sport court at Boys and Girls Club of Burbank on August 28, 2012 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17: Actress Tori Spelling and husband actor Dean McDermott pose with their daughter Hattie McDermott at a signing for Spelling's book 'celebraTORI' at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on April 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott pose with their children Stella McDermott and Liam McDermott at Disney On Ice, Children's Hospital LA and AEG's Season of Giving Create Holiday Magic on LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE on December 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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Actor Dean McDermott and son Liam McDermott attend Tori Spelling's book signing of 'Uncharted TerriTORI' at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on June 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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SAN DIEGO - MARCH 26: Actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott with their children Stella McDermott and Liam McDermott arrive to the launch of the Polar Bear Plunge at the World Famous San Diego Zoo on March 26, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 21: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and children arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'How To Train Your Dragon' at the Gibson Amphitheatre on March 21, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
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She had "PTSD and associated the school with something terrible happening," McDermott said, adding she had to enroll in a new school. "It's really messing with her emotionally. … All these hormones are going crazy with her body and then this happens."

McDermott also said Liam, who is the oldest of the five children he shares with Spelling, has had his own bouts of being bullied for his weight and what he wore.

"They would hit him. He stuck it out for the longest time," McDermott said. "Liam's very stoic and he just kept it to himself."

McDermott, who had previously spoken about how he had to talk to Liam about obesity comments directed at him, said it took all he had not to intervene.

"You want to grab (the bullies), especially me, (because) I'm a hothead," he said. "I want to shake these little f------, grab them by the scruff of their necks and tell them, 'You're messing with a really nice kid. Leave him alone.'"

McDermott said Liam had "headaches and stomach issues" and wound up leaving the school. He and his sister are now together in the same new school.

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My two 1st born... they have been thru so much bullying I can no longer not share and express ourselves - Stella is 11. She was 1 in this pic. Innocent little being that only knew unconditional love, honesty, exploration, & kindness. Her beautiful heart, full of hope. Between her last year at her elementary school or the 1st year at her middle school this human has endured enough bullying for a lifetime. Her old school in Encino, we were told she is acting like “ Patient zero” and “she’s playing the victim” & “ we are talking to the parents of that said bully” and “he is trying to change”. He never did! Never any consequences for his actions towards my daughter and other kids. This child’s parents are on the board of the school. They give a lot of money to this school. Financially, we aren’t able too. So, they won. We then moved kiddos to another school. One, that professed feelings and kindness as a priority. This time, my daughter was bullied so bad ( including comments about her weight and sexual things he said that my daughter didn’t even know about.). This school did the right thing and expelled the boy but the damage had been done. She now associates her education with boys that have been so horrific to her. She wanted to empower others girls and be a business leader. She now has panic attacks and doesn’t want to return to school. This girl, 2 years ago told me she wanted to be President or work to empower women daily. - Liam, my 1st born, is a fiesty funny guy. 2 thumbs up in this pic at 2 years old. He graduated last year from Encino but not without the principal telling us he was “ unmotivated “ & lazy. Poor guy thought from way he was treated by her that he was “stupid”. Beyond not the case. He is a hilarious, smart, outgoing, and a creative kind guy! Then, he started his new middle school. Same school as Stella. He was bullied to the point that he developed severe emotional based headaches and stomach aches. This school ( who did help with Stella’s situation) did not help with Liams. He continued to be bullied so bad we had to leave. Was hesitant to post this bc as celebs we are sometimes judged for having problems others have 😢#worriedmomma

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McDermott's comments come on the heels of a long Instagram post by Spelling, in which she opened up about Stella and Liam's experiences.

"My two 1st born... they have been thru so much bullying I can no longer not share and express ourselves," she wrote alongside a picture of them as babies.

The couple has been vocal about anyone who has come down on their kids.

Spelling spoke out last September when someone on social media questioned her decision to let her daughters color their hair. She fired back a month later for a similar incident involving daughter Hattie.

In January of last year, McDermott couldn't contain his rage when commenters picked on his kids' bodies.

"I am absolutely horrified and disgusted by the comments being left about my children," he replied to a comment on Instagram. "Body shaming and bullying my children??!! What is wrong with you people??!!"

In 2018, Spelling put her foot down with negative comments made by others.

"I am a proud mama bear and I enjoy sharing our family journey with my family, friends, fans, and online supportive and loyal community," she wrote on Instagram. "And thank you to all the #mamabears out there. We always have each other's backs! For all the individuals on here that felt the need to #momshame and #kidshame me and my children I say, 'Shame on you!'"

Spelling has said bullying has taken a toll on her and her family.

"I have dealt with it forever, but when they say things about your kids, you're just like … 'What?' Everyone is so anti-bullying these days, but it feels like lately with celebrities, that doesn't apply," she told Us Weekly last year. "You can say whatever you want about celebrities and their kids, their family, but you can't say it anywhere else in any other profession." 

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