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Wesley Snipes Sued

Now AMEX Is on My Ass?!

11/21/2011 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Wesley Snipes never left home without his American Express card -- problem is, he never paid his $30,000 bill before he went to prison ... this according to a new lawsuit.

The credit card company filed legal docs in Florida last week, insisting the imprisoned actor racked up a massive credit card bill as a free man, totaling $29,343.03 ... and now AmEx is out for payback, plus interest.

But it doesn't end there -- AmEx also wants Snipes to cover their attorney fees for the legal shakedown.

As we previously reported, Snipes is currently serving a 3-year sentence for tax evasion -- after allegedly failing to file tax returns for millions of dollars worth of income. He's expected to be released in 2013.

Hilarious sidenote: Snipes famously promoted AMEX in a commercial featured in "Major League" -- when his character, Willie Mays Hayes, reminded fans "Don't steal home without it."

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firebaby    

wow, i totally forgot about him....
in jail 'til 2013, eh? so i guess "blade 4" will be coming to a theatre near you in 2014....

1036 days ago
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Throwback kid    

Wow, Major League didn't hold up over the years, the movie was fun 22 years ago. When you watch it now, except for Snipes and Sheen they look like a bunch of middle aged short men with beer belly's. Watching Tom Berenger try to run was funny, he had zero ahletic ability, it was almost like trying to buy Adam Sandler as an ex QB in Longest Yard. When it comes to sports most actors are lame

1036 days ago
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Ozzie X    

He won't do more time for his debt with AMEX, they are a non-secured creditor so if he can't pay, which I doubt, than bankruptcy is the next action. I'm sure he has $30K in assets to settle the debt.

1036 days ago
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Delaware D    

well, if he charged it up, then he's gotta pay. Cant feel bad for him on that one!

Mr Snipes is a great actor. He was OUTSTANDING in New Jack City. What a great performance. After all of this mess that he's in, it would be really cool for him to have a big comeback.

1036 days ago
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Different Rules Apply    

Too bad he can't pay his bills. Not a very shining example for his younger fans. Greed must the the reason, he certainly has earned enough in his career to pay his debts. What a waste.

1036 days ago
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Canadasux    

$30,000! That's probably a Saturday shopping spree for a Kardashian! - minus lunch.

1036 days ago
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cindy    

That's funny...and ironic!

1036 days ago
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writenow    

What, no cell shot? TMZ, you're slipping. Everyone knows that cell phones are a big problem in prison. You could have put money on someone's books!

1036 days ago
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shagrath    

" well you may run like hays but you run your finances like $h!+"
looks like sydney dean once he gets out of the can will have to hit the courts again and rob billy hoyle

1036 days ago
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JLB    

Dang...I would think his wife would have power of attorney to make a payment to AMEX while he is in jail unless he is no longer married.

1036 days ago
11.

Troy    

Hey wesley. Maybe you should have left home without it.

1036 days ago
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SouthernGal820    

Wow, he's in prison but Lindsey Lohan and Casey Anthony walk the streets - hummmm.

1036 days ago
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charley    

they are on your ass because you owe them money azz ole...you owe ther government tons of money too...what a (p) rick...what are they suppose to forgive your debt because your sorry ass is in prison......phk off wesley!

1036 days ago
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INeedFacebookFriends.com    

i bet AMEX isn't the only one on his ass!....a little prison humor.

1036 days ago
15.

stu    

pay up sucker!

1036 days ago
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