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'CSI' star bankruptcy: Gary Dourdan files Chapter 11

"CSI" star bankruptcy: Gary Dourdan walks the red carpet in better days
"CSI" star bankruptcy: Gary Dourdan walks the red carpet in better days
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One "CSI" star's bankruptcy proceedings began in August, but news of Gary Dourdan's dire financial situation remained largely a secret until Mon., Nov. 12, 2012 when TMZ obtained documents filed by the troubled actor.

Dourdan filed for protection under Chapter 11 on Aug. 30, 2012. He claimed that he had $1.8 million in assets at the time. Unfortunately, he also had nearly that amount, $1.73 million, in debts. The actor owes a whopping $1,689,704 million to assorted banks including Wells Fargo, the bank that holds his mortgage. Even more troubling, Dourdan's pathetic assets include only "$200 cash, $3k in a bank account, $4k in furniture, $200 worth of books, $1,500 in clothes, $500 in watches ... and a 2006 Dodge Charger worth $7,000."

The "CSI" star's bankruptcy paperwork states that he makes $14,883 monthly. However, his monthly expenses total nearly that entire amount, $14,562, leaving with with an unimpressive $321 left over for monthly spending money.

Celebrity Net Worth estimated that the Pennsylvania-born actor who portrayed Warrick Brown on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" had a net worth of $500,000, far more than the "CSI" star's bankruptcy filing indicates.