Randy Quaid claims conspiracy is out to get him
November 6, 2010
A Santa Barbara County judge forfeited Randy Quaid’s $500,000 bail while the actor was telling a national TV audience that a conspiracy was out to get him and other celebrities. [Noozhawk]
Quaid and his wife Evi remain fugitives on the run in Canada, having forfeited their bond after failing to appear in Santa Barbara court for arraignment on felony residential burglary and misdemeanor trespassing charges.
The couple, currently in Vancouver, are wanted in Santa Barbara for allegedly living in and trashing the guest house of a vacant property they once owned in the 1300 block of East Mountain Drive. They were arrested in September in the incident, and Evi Quaid was also charged with resisting arrest.
The Quaids fled to Canada in October. They were stopped and arrested in Vancouver, whereupon Quaid, 60, and his wife, Evi, 47, requested protection from Canadian immigration authorities, claiming they fear for their lives in the United States. After a hearing, the Quaids’ lawyer read a statement saying the couple was seeking asylum from “Hollywood star-whackers.”
Meanwhile, Quaid was interviewed Friday on the CBS Early Show where he told interviewer Maggie Rodriguez that there was a conspiracy to get him and other celebrities.
“I’ve had eight friends of mine who have either died mysteriously or had scandals surrounding them in recent years,” Quaid said in the CBS interview. “This is what I’m talking about when I (say) star-whacking. I mean, it’s not killing somebody necessarily; it’s just creating a scandal or a mystery around a celebrity that … that discredits them.”
According to the Quaids, the victims include actors David Carradine, Heath Ledger and Chris Penn. Carradine was found hanged in a hotel room in Thailand last year, Ledger died of an overdose of a mix of prescription medications in 2008, and Penn died of heart disease in 2006.
Back in Santa Barbara, Superior Court Judge Donna Geck issued another $500,000 arrest warrant for Quaid. She reportedly will hold the warrant to see if Quaid makes his next scheduled courtroom appearance on Nov. 16.