Quaids seek asylum in Canada

October 22, 2010

Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi, who failed to show earlier this week in a Santa Barbara courtroom, have surfaced in Vancouver–where they’re seeking asylum. [CTV]

Quaid, 60, and Evi, 47, made the verbal plea for protection at a Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board hearing in Vancouver on Friday afternoon.

The Hollywood couple, plagued by recent financial troubles, were arrested in Vancouver on immigration violations earlier this week. They told Canadian authorities that they fear for their lives in the U.S.

After the Friday detention review hearing, the Quaids were told they would be released after putting up bail and agreeing to weekly reporting.

Evi Quaid claimed that nine close friends of her husband have recently been murdered, including actors David Carradine, Heath Ledger and Chris Penn.

The pair, who was charged with felony burglary in September are accused of squatting in the guest house of a Montecito home they once owned together in the 1990s. California authorities said at the time the couple caused more than $10,000 damage to the home, including smashing a $7,000 mirror. Evi was also charged with resisting arrest.

A judge in Santa Barbara issued $50,000 bench warrants for the couple earlier this week after skipping an arraignment hearing in their felony burglary case.

The Quaids frequently missed court appearances in an earlier case involving charges that they defrauded an innkeeper of more than $10,000 after using an invalid credit card at a Montecito ranch.

That case wrapped up in April after Evi Quaid pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count. The charges against her husband were dropped.


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9 Comments

  1. azuresees says:

    If they got “whacked” by Hollywood weirdos, it would be a double suicide………

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  2. willie says:

    The motion picture industry have participants with lots of money and drug contacts.
    If someone has a contract hit on you (depending on who you suspect) and you suspect its real, what are you going to do!
    LE will not protect ytou unless your a protected witness.
    To request extra patrol vs pros, your still a sitting duck.
    If you believe and know its real, you better get out and leave fast!

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    • jev5010 says:

      A contract out on Randy Quaid… are you serious? This guy’s so far down the list that if he knew where Jimmy Hoffa was buried no one would believe him anyway.

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  3. R.Hodin says:

    The couple is currently in negotiations over the movie rights of their epic life story with Al Jean, executive producer of The Simpsons. Banksy, the graffiti artist who create the controversial dark opening segment of the new season, is looking forward to working with the Quaids, saying “the script just writes itself!”

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  4. Cindy says:

    “Smashing a 7K mirror in a guest house”. I have never seen a 7K mirror, anyone else? I don’t know what is going on and I think that they have been made an example of. They were treated in way’s that the everyday citizen would never have been treated. They are harmless people, I say, leave them alone.

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    • danika says:

      An example of what?

      They have a bench warrant out on them and, knowing this, they flee to Canada for safety from who killed their pals. Didn’t Ledger die from drug overdose? David Carridine from self hanging in a bizarre sex ritual? I don’t know who Chris Penn was.

      It seems they are a bit touched in the head to be doing all this running and squatting and drama. perhaps they are practicing for a movie role…living in character. They need to be held accountable for all of their actions, take responsibility, and seek help.

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      • BeenThereDoneThat says:

        Chris Penn is an actor and younger brother of actor Sean Penn. Chris died a drug relate death a couple years ago.

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      • Cindy says:

        I don’t think they are doing well financially or thinking clearly but they have been treated in way’s that I know would not occur to the average citizen, IMO.
        The “stunt” they pulled at the hotel in Santa Barbara last year cost them well over 160K in forfeited bail money alone and they got extradited from Texas after they had paid restitution for the bill they had skipped out on. How asinine for the courts to extradite them when they (our gov) had 160K in bail proceeds and the hotel had been paid, why? They are certainly harmless enough in my opinion. The court made an example of them.

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  5. BeenThereDoneThat says:

    OMG!!! This just gets weirder and weirder. They shouldn’t be seeking asylum. They should be put in an asylum!!!

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