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Former 'C.S.I.' star Gary Dourdan files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Gary Dourdan
Gary Dourdan
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This is what happens when you have a sweet gig and you ruin it with drug and alcohol abuse (or other foolish acts like arrest for one reason or another). Former "C.S.I." star Gary Dourdan has filed for bankruptcy, according to a report on Monday.

According to the report, Dourdan filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Aug. 30. The papers in the filing say he has slightly more than $1.8 million in assets, but has liabilities of approximately $1.73 million.

Most of the debt, $1,689,704 million, to be exact, is owed by Dourdan to various banks, including Union Bank, which currently holds the mortgage on the troubled actor's home. It is unclear if the mortgage is in foreclosure or in default, though.

His remaining assets include $200 cash, $3,000 in a bank account, $4,000 in furniture, $200 worth of books, $1,500 in clothes, $500 in watches, and a 2006 Dodge Charger worth approximately $7,000.

In addition, Dourdan said his disposable income is only $321 a month, with his bills (averaging $14,562 a month) claiming most of the $14,883 the actor earns monthly, on average.

According to the report, there is some good news. Dourdan says he "anticipates major acting roles" in the future, which could be used to pay off his debt.

We've heard that sort of song and dance before, though.

In 2008, TMZ reported that Dourdan was found by police passed out in his car and that he was arrested on suspicion of heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription drugs.

He was later fired from the show, although "official" reports differ on the matter, but his character was killed off, that much is certain.

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