Mekhi Phifer Files For Bankruptcy


Actor Mekhi Phifer has filed for bankruptcy and according to TMZ, he is “broke as hell.”

Phifer, who is most known for his role in Soul Food and ER, filed for bankruptcy late last month, claiming approximately $67,000 in assets and according to the documents is nearly $1.3 million in debt.

The breakdown of his debt consists of $1.2 million in back taxes, $50,000 in lawyer bills and $4,500 in back child support.

Legal documents also show that the star spends around $11,600 in monthly expenses, but pulls in only $7,500.

Recent projects for the veteran actor include a minor role as Max in the film Divergent and a recurring role on the Showtime series House of Lies.

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