ER Star Mekhi Phifer Files For BankruptcyBy: Lindsay McCane - May 7, 2014
Former ER star Mekhi Phifer is the latest celebrity to find themselves in a hole when it comes to their finances, TMZ reports.
On April 22, 2014, Phifer reportedly filed for bankruptcy. He claims that he only has $67,701 in assets that includes a leather bed, a 12-year-old Segway (worth only $1,500), and a collection of firearms:1 shotgun and 2 9mm pistols. Phifer allegedly spends nearly $11,600 per month, but only brings in $7,500, which leaves Phifer short $4,100 each month.
The 39-year-old actor, who most recently held roles in the film Divergent and Showtime original series House of Lies , has accumulated an approximate debt of nearly $1.2 million in back taxes. He also owes an estimated $50,000 for lawyers fees and $4,500 for back child support.
Phifer joins Meet the Fockers star Teri Polo as the latest celebrities to admit they are broke. According to federal documents, Polo filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on April 14. In the documents, Polo revealed that she currently owes $772,000 to the IRS and approximately $36,000 to various credit card companies.
Polo, who is currently starring in the ABC Family original series The Fosters, explained that she is also being sued by her former landlord Ed McPherson for leaving her apartment in deplorable conditions. Supposedly, the apartment was covered in animal feces and the refrigerator was left with rotten food.
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