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'ER' Star Mekhi Phifer Files for Bankruptcy

Actor Mekhi Phifer has filed for bankruptcy, citing nearly $1.3 million in debt.  

The former ER star claims just $67,701 in assets and monthly income of $7,500, compared to monthly expenses of $11,500, according to court papers obtained by ET that were filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on April 22, 2014.

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The court documents indicate that the 39-year-old actor -- who most recently appeared in the film Divergent and the Showtime series House of Lies -- had accumulated about $1.2 million in back taxes, $50,000 in lawyer fees and $4,500 in back child support.

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