CSI's Gary Dourdan Files for Bankruptcy
Former CSI star Gary Dourdan has filed for bankruptcy, TMZ reports.
According to the papers filed Aug. 30 and obtained by TMZ, the actor has approximately $1.8 million in assets, but owes a whopping $1.73 million. The majority of that sum, $1.69 million, is owed to multiple banks. One of these lenders, Union Bank, holds the mortgage on Dourdan's house, but it remains unclear if the mortgage is in foreclosure or in default.
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Dourdan claims that he earns an average of $14,883 a month, but his bills leave him with only $321 in disposable income. His other remaining assets include $4,000 in furniture, $200 worth of books, $1,500 in clothes, $500 in watches and a 2006 Dodge Charger worth $7,000.
According to the website, Dourdan "anticipates major acting roles" in his future, which would help pay off his debt. But while the actor has been working in the years since leaving CSI in 2008, he has yet to land any major role outside the procedural.
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Dourdan has been involved in multiple legal incidents in recent years. Earlier this year, an ex-girlfriend sued the actor, accusing him of assault and battery for breaking her nose. Dourdan was also found sleeping in his car in 2008 by the police, which led to his arrest on suspicion of possessing heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription drugs.