Mekhi Phifer Files For Bankruptcy, Knowingly Spends Thousands More Than He Makes
It has been a while since you have probably seen Mekhi Phifer in a leading role for a movie and it is being reflected in his financial status.
The 8 Mile actor was forced to file for bankruptcy in April 2013 after he has habit of exceeding his monthly means by $4100 finally caught up to him.
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).
The child support is owed to actress Malinda Williams, who Phifer had a brief and rocky marriage with.
Aside from staring alongside Eminem, Phifer also starred in the 90s cult classic Soul Food, had a minor part in 2014’s Divergent and has a recurring role on Showtime’s House of Lies.
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