Troubled actor Gary Dourdan files for bankruptcy

Former Csi: Crime Scene Investigation star Gary Dourdan has filed for bankruptcy.

The embattled actor’s financial issues first surfaced in 2010 when he was sued over a credit card debt, and he has continued to struggle with money woes ever since, most recently facing a court battle to stop the foreclosure of his Venice, California home over the summer (12).

He filed an injunction on 30 August (12) to prevent bank bosses at Wells Fargo from putting the property up for auction to help pay off his mortgage debts, accusing them of failing to offer him a relief plan, and it has now emerged that Dourdan also lodged papers declaring bankruptcy on the same day.

In the court documents, obtained by, Dourdan claims he has just over $1.8 million (£1.13 million) in assets, but owes various creditors a total of $1.73 million (£1.08 million), with the majority of bills owed to banks.

Among his prized possessions are a 2006 Dodge Charger worth $7,000 (£4,375), $4,000 (£2,500) in furniture, $1,500 (£938) in clothes, and $500 (£313) in watches.

He also states that he earns an average of $14,883 (£9,302) a month, but his bills leave him with just $321 (£200) in disposable income.

However, Dourdan, 45, is predicting a more promising future and “anticipates major acting roles”, which he hopes will help settle his debts.

The actor has not landed a significant film or TV job since his CSI analyst character Warrick Brown was killed off in the season nine premiere in 2008.

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