Actor Wesley Snipes probably should have considered paying his American Express bill before he went to prison. Now the credit card company has filed a lawsuit against him.
According to a report from TMZ, the company is looking for almost $30,000 from the jailed actor. They are even charging him for the attorney fees incurred by taking the claim to court.
After failing to file tax returns for millions of dollars of revenue, Snipes is serving a 3-year prison sentence for tax evasion. There is a funny side to this story, however. It seems that back in 1989, when Wesley Snipes starred in the film Major League, he played the role of Willie Mays Hayes, who promoted American Express in a TV commercial spoof.
It's not likely that Snipes will find the humor in that now, however. Will he even be able to come up with that kind of money? Many people have wondered why someone who drummed up the kind of money Snipes once made would try to slide by without paying taxes. Will Wesley Snipes do the same thing with his American Express bill?
It's uncertain how a company like America Express is to proceed when the person they are suing is presently incarcerated. Clearly attorneys for Wesley Snipes have made that fact known by now and are likely trying to settle the case before the actor gets out of prison.
Maybe Wesley Snipes shouldn't have left home without his American Express card so many times. If perhaps he had left it home just a few times, he might not find himself in this dilemma he'll be facing when he is released from prison.
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