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Mekhi Phifer

Files for Bankruptcy

Please God Don't Take My Leather Bed!!!

5/7/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0506_mekhi-phifer_tmz2Someone call a doctor ... because former "ER" star Mekhi Phifer is broke as hell.

Phifer filed for full blown bankruptcy late last month, claiming roughly $67,000 in assets ... as he drowns in debt totaling around $1.3 Mil.

Maybe he should have seen it coming.  Phifer says in his legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- he spends around $11,600 in monthly expenses, but pulls in only $7,500. 

His debts are impressive ... $1.2 mil in back taxes, $50K in lawyers bills and $4,500 in back child support.

The silver lining ... Mekhi's small list of assets is pretty sweet -- including a LEATHER BED, a 12-year-old Segway (valued at $1,500), and a surprisingly large collection of firearms (1 shotgun and 2 9mm pistols).

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Rigby    

Ew he is ugly with hair. Taxes should not be allowed to be dismissed but it's the new trend..... Third since when is a total of 3 guns a large collection.... Wt

84 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

It's too hot to sleep in a leather bed what is wrong with him

84 days ago
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pj    

Damn boo I thought you were on a hit show.

84 days ago
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Stiletto    

Another idiot playing the system...at lease I don't see $250K in credit card debt like you usually do with these broke "stars"...I could live like a king on $7500.00 a month.

84 days ago
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backofftmz    

3 guns is a surprisingly large collection?

84 days ago
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M    

Cause nothing say tacky like a leather bed. Smh

84 days ago
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GreyWolf    

You should alway live below your means. Stop wasting your money on stupid stuff and put away an emergency stash of cash. Live and learn.

84 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

I'm sure it's been asked before, but what is with celebrities both big and small not paying their taxes? It is such a dumb thing to do, and even high school drop outs know what state, federal and local taxes are. One point two million in taxes? Stupid! Stupid! Stupid?

84 days ago
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GreyWolf    

I talked to two co-workers at the other night. One has been working at our company for about 3 years. She is always broke and she has no money saved up in her bank accounts. She is 27. The other co worker is close to 68. She doesn't see a point to saving because "what happens if you do save and you end up getting killed tomorrow, and you have all that money in your account....someone else will just spend it." I had to walk away from that conversation shaking my head is disbelief.

84 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

That's too bad. Hopefully his career will pick back up and this time he'll have learned to live below his means.

84 days ago
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NeaJ    

$7500 a month is "the life" for us common folk. So many ppl don't think the gravy train will ever derail but it does. You can't have champagne taste with kool-aid money!

84 days ago
12.

sr    

This man is way too awesome to be bankrupt. Someone find him a role quick. Love u Mekhi!!

84 days ago
13.

Bossy Potato    

Does he not work anymore?!

84 days ago
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2clean    

My favorite actor.mekhi had better days

84 days ago
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01void    

Good for him next time get out of bed and don't shoot your little pistol off.

84 days ago
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