The Spelling Family, aka Candy, has released this statement after hearing her daughter Tori's comments to the media,
"We are deeply saddened that, during our time of loss and grief, we are forced to respond to the media frenzy caused by the mean-spirited and surprising comments made by Tori to the press, just two days after the passing of Aaron. As we try to honor his memory with love and respect, the sudden media frenzy she has created at this sensitive time is hurtful and very disturbing. Aaron's legacy deserved pure and unadulterated tribute and recognition which, sadly, has been tainted. Everyone deals with grief in a different way, and since Tori chose not to be here at that time, we believe she is having a harder time dealing with that loss. We understand how difficult it might have been for her to be here, and, perhaps, more difficult for her after she arrived. Aaron loved both his children with all his heart, and he understood how hard it was for her."
Candy and Tori have been feuding for quite awhile. Candy was upset by the portrayal of her in So NoTORIous, while Tori claims, "an outside party wedged this close family apart." She is referring to Mark Nathanson, her mother's reported lover who Candy claims is just a good friend.