Former 'CSI' Star's Foreclosure To Go To Courtroom Battle
He's former TV-police personnel, and now maybe a real-life "victim."
Ex-"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" star Gary Dourdan is taking a fight with California's Union Bank over his home to a courtroom. The actor has filed a suit that alleges constructive fraud by the lending institution and requests an injunction stopping his Los Angeles home's foreclosure. Dourdan claims that bank representatives broke state law when they didn't offer him mortgage assistance, according to E! Online today.
That allegedly resulted in his $900,000-plus home's monthly payment doubling from $5,000 to $10,000, a pace Dourdan's income just couldn't keep.
The Los Angeles Superior Court filing claims that bankers spent six months ignoring his mortgage-adjustment requests after the 45-year-old actor was "laid off in January 2010." He was eventually offered an assistance package, but the filing further alleges that by that point, the bank had "manipulated and caused [him] to fall further behind." Dourdan also claims that the bank ignored his forbearance agreement and misled him by sending him repeated mortgage statements explicitly instructing "Do not remit any payments." The suit calls the whole affair a "predetermined scheme."
Dourdan alleges that he paid an additional $60,000 before the bank eventually foreclosed.
He's also demanding compensatory and punitive damages from the institution, as well as attorney fees.
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