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Gary Dourdan

My Bank Screwed Me Over

3/12/2012 4:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Gary Dourdan says the bank that holds his mortgage is flagrantly violating his legal rights and demonstrating heartless indifference to people caught up in the recession ... and he's ready to prove it to a judge.

Dourdan just filed a lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- in which Gary confesses he's one of the victims of the economic downturn that hammered the entertainment industry. Gary took out a $922,000 mortgage in 2004 which requires him to pay $5,000 a month.

All was going peachy until Gary was laid off from his acting gig in 2010. The actor couldn't meet his monthly nut so he contacted Union Bank and asked for mortgage assistance, which he claims it was required to give him under California law.

Gary says the bank told him to pound sand for an entire year, when they finally offered him help ... but Gary says the bank didn't honor the new terms and now foreclosure proceedings are underway.

Gary wants the court to stop the foreclosure and damages to boot.

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31.

Blue Lake    

This creep never takes responsibility. He is a drug addled woman beater who over spends. It's all HIM. And he smokes too. Complete loser who had everything and blew it.

768 days ago
32.

Cujeaux    

This guy always looks like he's straining to take a dump. Please no more stories about this loser.

768 days ago
33.

uknowit    

Use Overseas bank...They are great... I wish more people will do it so the cheating banks in America can hit rock bottom.

767 days ago
34.

ME    

Looks like he be coming from da Gloryhole trying to make bank!

767 days ago
35.

gpzjack    

laid off? maybe its because he's a crackhead? LOL...

767 days ago
36.

Tammy    

Are you seriously telling me that from all the money he made between 2004 to 2010, dude didn't pay off a mortgage that was less than a $1 million?! That's a classic case of stupid!!!

767 days ago
37.

Meanie    

Gary, we like ya man, but dude... GET a grip and get your life back on track.

767 days ago
38.

Oval Beach    

Wow!!! You learn something new everyday. I was unaware that the guy was into facials....who knew. : )=

767 days ago
39.

E    

"The actor couldn't meet his monthly nut so he contacted Union Bank"...
His monthly NUT? I know that's what it looks like coming from his mouth, but it's smoke!
TMZ who writes these things?!

767 days ago
40.

E    

"The actor couldn't meet his monthly nut so he contacted Union Bank"...
His monthly NUT? I know that's what it looks like coming from his mouth, but it's smoke!
TMZ who writes these things?!

766 days ago
41.

Jason    

The average person does not make anywhere close to what his reported income is now. Many people got in over their heads. Being house poor is almost a normalcy, in this era. I have a hard time believing that he only has $1500 in clothes (as an actor), $4000 in furniture (his house must be outlandish if he is in such debt, it would take a lot to fill all the space), etc. He obviously has spent all of the money somewhere. I wish people would realize just because you have money today does not mean you will not have to apply for pay day loan tomorrow, before going into such debt. At some point while you are either buying a house or going out on the town, you have to realize that it may not be the right thing to do, why can't we listen to those instincts?

510 days ago
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