theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Ex-CSI star Gary Dourdan is a nightmare to work with and he can’t even pay his bills — so says his lawyer — who has headed to court demanding a judge allow them to drop his client because it’s become impossible to represent the actor.
Dourdan filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September 2014 in which he stated he had 988k in assets and 1.46 million owed to creditors. His assets included $20 cash on hand 1k in his savings, 1k in household items, 1k in clothing and a 1k watch.
His debts include 949k on his L.A. home mortgage, over 200k in back taxes, $1,400 to American Express, $626 to Time Warner, $4,368 in fees due to his criminal probation, 2k to a Marina Del Rey hospital, over 2k for a storage unit and $130 for a traffic ticket.
Then shortly after he filed the petition, Dourdan’s ex-girlfriend Nicole Cannizzaro headed to court in the bankruptcy and filed suit against the actor.
Back in 2012, Cannizarro filed suit against Dourdan for assault & battery in which she accused him of attacking her at his apartment. She said during the attack he punched her in the face and dragged her across the apartment. The actor beat his ex-girlfriend so bad that her nose broke during the attack.
Cannizzaro eventually obtained a restraining order and Dourdan was charged with felony assault & battery. She filed the original suit demanding unspecified damages.
However, she explained in her new complaint that the previous case ended after the actor agreed to a confidential settlement. Per their deal, Dourdan was to pay a total of 110k to end the court battle with Cannizarro. He was to make 2 payments of 10k then 36 monthly payments of $2,500 to her and she would dismiss all claims against him.
She demanded the bankruptcy judge not wipe clean the 110k owed to her by Dourdan. The ex-girlfriend said the actor shouldn’t have the debt cleared due to it arising from his own intentional and malicious attack.
Then, Dourdan fired back at his ex’s lawsuit saying he shouldn’t have to pay her a dime of the 110k from their settlement.
The actor said that he did indeed reach an agreement in the original suit accusing him of assault and battery. However, he is demanded the entire amount owed to Cannizarro be wiped clean in his bankruptcy and her lawsuit be dismissed.
Dourdan claimed that he did not deliberately or intentionally seek to injure his ex-girlfriend during the incident in question. He says due to his actions not being malicious the entire case needs to be thrown out.
Then on March 22nd, Dourdan’s lawyer headed to court pleading with the judge to allow him to drop his client because it’s become impossible to work with the actor.
The law firm explains that the relationship between them and Dourdan has become so deteriorated that it is no longer possible to continue representing him in court.
They say that due to ethical reasons they don’t want to put the reasons for them wanting to cut ties with the actor, but are willing to come back to court and explain confidentiality.
The firm also accuses Dourdan of screwing them over by refusing to pay their invoices for the work done on his cases. The judge has yet to make a decision on the motion.