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Gary Dourdan

Getting Killed Off 'CSI'

Left My Finances DOA

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

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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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


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

544 days ago


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


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


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

544 days ago


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

544 days ago


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

Spicy mag    

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

544 days ago


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


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

543 days ago


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


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

474 days ago
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