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No one expected Mekhi Phifer to end up in bankruptcy court. But there are quite a few black celebs who end up on the short end of the financial stick. What are the causes? Is it due to gross financial mismanagement or are the problems more nuanced than that?
This article on Financial Juneteenth says that Mekhi was in deep trouble with the IRS, which was probably the reason he filed. Thanks to TMZ, everyone knows what was going on with him financially, and even though he’s still earning six figures, he’s in a pretty deep financial hold.
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Actor Mekhi Phifer is a good actor and seemed to be someone who was doing quite well. But his recent bankruptcy filing has surpised those who expected him to be on top of his financial life rather than beneath it. But TMZ tells everything and they’ve laid out the details of Phifer’s financial struggles. Here’s some of what the website had to say about the 39-year old actor:
He owes $1.2 million in back taxes, $50,000 in lawyers fees, and $4,500 in child support. This is according to court records.