Maybe It’s Time To Downsize? ‘CSI’ Star Gary Dourdan Files for Bankruptcy
Former CSI actor Gary Dourdan has found himself among the laundry list of Hollywood celebrities with money woes. TMZ is reporting that the green-eyed actor with a turbulent past filed for Chapter 11 on August 30th this year. The paper’s filed reveal that the Hollywood bad boy has slightly over $1.8 million in assets; however, is 1.73 million dollars in debt. CBS42 reports that he decided to file in an effort to prevent Wells Fargo from putting his Venice, CA, home up for auction.
A large percentage of that debt, 1.689,705 million, to be exact, is owed to several banks. Of those banks, one actually holds the mortgage for his home, which could be in danger of being in default. Now, this is probably something we’re all used to hearing about since there always seems to be one celeb or another making headlines for not properly handling their funds, but what leaves many scratching their heads and raising their eyebrows in amazement is the rundown of his assets, which TMZ briefly lists.
$200 cash, $3k in a bank account, $4k in furniture, $200 worth of books, $1,500 in clothes, $500 in watches … oh and a 2006 Dodge Charger worth $7,000.
Wait, it gets more interesting.
Gary says his disposable income is only $321 a month … claiming his bills ($14,562 a month) eat up just about all of the $14,883 he pulls in on average.
Now, I’m not a mathematician, but most would simply cut back on their expenses when found in a situation such as this one. The whereabouts of his accountant should be the real question that people are asking. Despite the unfortunate circumstances, the 45-year-old actor remains optimistic. He shared with TMZ that he is anticipating some pretty huge acting gigs will be coming his way in the near future, which will assist him in resolving his debt issues, but many doubt this since he has yet to land any major roles since departing from CSI in 2008. We hope he’s right and maybe next time he will do a better job of managing his money.