Mekhi Phifer Files Bankruptcy Papers

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May 7, 2014 | 7:26am EST

Actor Mekhi Phifer has filed for bankruptcy.
The former ER star lodged papers in court last month claiming his debts have spiralled to $1.3 million.
The cash include $1.2 million in back taxes, $50,000 on lawyer fees and another $4,500 in child support.
In court documents, obtained by, Phifer states he has $67,000 in assets and spends $11,600 a month.
Phifer has two sons from previous relationships.