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Gary Dourdan

Getting Killed Off 'CSI'

Left My Finances DOA

1/12/2013 5:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former "CSI" star Gary Dourdan has a really great excuse for filing for bankruptcy -- his residual checks from the show just ain't what they used to be ... this according to legal docs.

Gary filed new docs this week in his ongoing Chapter 11 case. It's all part of the bankruptcy process, where he explains how he got into this dire financial situation -- i.e. being in the hole to creditors a cool $1.73 million.

Here are a few highlights: 

-- Gary says he went broke all thanks to "diminished payment of residuals" from "CSI." 

-- The "CSI" checks drying up also caused him to default on his two mortgages.

-- His current goal is to rebuild his his career (and his bank account) with "pending involvement as an actor in two movie productions." That's it.

Lesson Learned: Don't get killed off of a top rated TV show.

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46.

Sarah    

This is why you save and put aside some cash for a rainy day. I have recently been let go from my job but I made sure I always saved and put some aside so I wont have to go on welfare. Anyway I hope he sorts himself out.

544 days ago
47.

IowaDimples    

CSI didn't cause you to be broke. You lived beyond your mean dumbass.

544 days ago
48.

CriticXtreme    

Dude, this was all your fault. No one is to blame but yourself. You cost other black actors their jobs also. All you had to do was act, make tons of money, bang hot stupid chicks and not do drugs. Being a retard and doing drugs is so 1979. You being a black actor in a major TV show, should have been your drug.

544 days ago
49.

Howard    

Man this N*gga looks BAD...Living proof to stay away from crack because drugs have clearly made a mess of his life....

544 days ago
50.

BeHonest    

Yep, indeed blame CSI, not your own stupid spending habit. Never your own fault, always someone else mistake.

544 days ago
51.

baybek8s    

No Gary crack and prostitutes caused your bank account to be DOA.

544 days ago
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baybek8s    

If Ice-T can compromise his image to keep a job without thinking people will consider him a sell out than Gary should take notes. First cut that bird's nest on his head then if they want you to go to rehab. You say. Yes yes yes.

544 days ago
53.

Spicy mag    

Soon he will be on an episode of csi as the subject.

544 days ago
54.

Susan62509    

Gary is a fantastic actor and very handsome man. He could get any movie or t.v. role he wanted if he would kick the drugs. It's not the CSI residuals that took him down, it was his drug habit. Hopefully he will get his act together and stop destroying himself. I am a fan who wants him to live to be 100 and have him share more of his onscreen talent with us.

544 days ago
55.

Tanya    

So it is CSI fault, not the heroin drug use. What was I thinking??

543 days ago
56.

Merrily    

There is so much hate here. If you are perfect and never expect to go bankrupt, I'm glad for you but, none of us know what will happen next in our lives unless we have a crystal ball.

522 days ago
57.

alonnastorm    

So many people delight in a sucessful Black mans fall... its really sad

474 days ago
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