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Randy Quaid Seeks Refugee Status in Canada
« on: October 23, 2010, 11:48:31 am »
Randy Quaid seeks refugee status in Canada

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/randy-quaid-seeks-refugee-status-in-canada/article1769358/

Oscar-nominated actor Randy Quaid, fearful of being murdered in Hollywood, is seeking refugee asylum in Canada with his wife.

The 60-year-old actor, featured in such movies as The Last Detail, Brokeback Mountain and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, made his goal clear at an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing on Friday in which he said that he and his wife Evi Quaid want to start a new life in Canada.

During an emotionally charged hearing that came after they were arrested in Vancouver on outstanding warrants in California, Ms. Quaid said they were worried about friends “murdered” in Hollywood such as actors Keith Carradine – who is alive though she may have been referring to his deceased brother, David – and Heath Ledger, who starred in Brokeback Mountain, and Chris Penn. None of the actors deaths were ruled suspicious or homicides.

The couple has been dogged by legal troubles for skipping a court date in California over allegations of vandalizing a Santa Barbara home they formerly owned. They also have been charged for allegedly defrauded an innkeeper in Montecito, Calif.

After the couple was ordered released on $10,000 bond each, various reporting conditions and the promise to return for a further hearing next Thursday, Ms. Quaid told The Globe and Mail she and her husband sought to “find asylum from murderous rings in Hollywood” that consisted of lawyers.

At the time of that comment, she and her husband, who have been married for 20 years, were being handcuffed by security staff so they could be taken for processing and released.

Earlier, they released a handwritten statement to the media through their lawyer Brian Tsuji that read, “Yes we are requesting asylum from Hollywood Star Whackers. Evi and Randy Quaid.”

The Quaids did not offer any substantive basis for their concerns.

Mr. Quaid, tanned and sporting a thick but neatly clipped beard, told Daphne Shaw-Dyck, the IRB member who presided over the hearing, that he and his wife want to start a new life in Canada. They arrived in the Lower Mainland on Oct. 17 and were arrested Oct. 21 on outstanding warrants. They have been in jail since.

“I wanted to restart my career and get it going again. [Vancouver] seemed like a good place to do it,” Mr. Quaid told the hearing after he and his wife waived their privacy rights during the proceedings and welcomed a crowd of reporters into the hearing room at a downtown skyscraper.

He noted he has had acting gigs in Canada over the last 40 years. Brokeback Mountain, for example, was filmed in Alberta.

“I love Canada,” he said. “I would not do anything to besmirch my reputation any further than it has already been.

Jim Murray, counsel for the Canada Border Services Agency, argued against the couple’s release, noting they have failed to meet their legal obligations in a series of vandalism and fraud allegations in the United States.

But the couple’s lawyer, Mr. Tsuji, said they would meet all obligations if released, with Ms. Quaid volunteering to wear an ankle bracelet and suggesting she and her husband would be happy to stay at the downtown Sutton Place hotel, which has been a popular haunt for celebrities in Vancouver.

“It’s physically painful to be separated,” she said of being kept apart from her husband of 20 years. She also said she has been suffering high blood pressure and a jail nurse said it raised the possibility of a stroke. The couple was also worried about the fate of a puppy travelling with them and papers in their car.

At various points, Ms. Quaid referred to her father’s work as a “Canadian FBI agent” until an exasperated Ms. Shaw-Dyck said there was no such thing. “We don’t have the FBI up here,” she observed. Ms. Quaid suggested he was a Canadian who became a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Still, Ms. Shaw-Dyck ordered their release at the end of the detention review hearing, noting they have largely tended to obey court orders.

She observed: “They have both made statements that lead me to conclude they are under a great deal of stress.”

The couple was taken from the hearing room for processing, pending their release.

Making their way through a gauntlet of reporters, Ms. Quaid denied she had drug or alcohol problems. “Heath Ledger was murdered,” she yelled.

Mr. Quaid was nominated for an Oscar as best supporting actor for his role in The Last Detail, released in 1973.
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Re: Randy Quaid Seeks Refugee Status in Canada
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 12:20:23 pm »



Wow!

The irony is...ironical!


 :laugh:

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Re: Randy Quaid Seeks Refugee Status in Canada
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2010, 12:36:25 pm »

The irony is...ironical!

it is!


Guess he could always go hiding in the Canadian Rockies...near Canmore perhaps  :-X

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Re: Randy Quaid Seeks Refugee Status in Canada
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2010, 01:03:21 pm »
Guess he could always go hiding in the Canadian Rockies...near Canmore perhaps  :-X


Maybe we better watch out for Aguirre and his big-ass binoculars next year! ;) :laugh:

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Re: Randy Quaid Seeks Refugee Status in Canada
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2010, 04:11:13 pm »
"They have both made statements that lead me to conclude they are under a great deal of stress.”

That's code for "crazy".

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Re: Randy Quaid Seeks Refugee Status in Canada
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2010, 04:22:49 pm »
Sure seems like it, judging by what they've been quoted to say in the article.

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Re: Randy Quaid Seeks Refugee Status in Canada
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2010, 02:37:50 pm »
Actor Randy Quaid set for immigration hearing

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20101108/bc_quaid_hearing_101108/20101108/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

Actor Randy Quaid is set to appear at an immigration hearing Monday morning on the admissibility of his now-famous refugee claim, which asserts he is the target of "Hollywood star whackers."

The National Lampoon star and his wife, Evi, claim murderous forces are at work in the U.S. and are responsible for the deaths of fellow actors Heath Ledger, Chris Penn and David Carradine.

Quaid says he fears for his life and has applied for asylum in Canada.

In an interview last week with Good Morning America, the couple insisted neither were taking illegal drugs or mentally unstable – but that they were "seeking to be left alone by the criminals in America."

"They tag our cell phone, hack our computer. Now with the internet, celebrity is fair game, and it's all designed to sell advertising space," Randy said.

"They're businessmen. It's the mafia and organized crime," Evi added.

The Quaids were arrested last month in Vancouver on U.S. warrants after skipping an arraignment hearing in California for a felony burglary charge.

In that case, the pair is accused of squatting in a Montecito home they once owned together in the 1990s, and causing thousands of dollars in damage. The Quaids forfeited $50,000 bail when they missed a court date in the case. They are scheduled to appear again in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Nov. 16.

They were released from a Canadian detention facility on Oct. 27 on $10,000 bail. Evi was later given an unconditional release after officials determined she is a Canadian citizen.

Quaid is known for his roles in films such as The Last Detail, Independence Day, Kingpin and Brokeback Mountain. He won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of President Lyndon Johnson in LBJ: The Early Years.

He is the older brother of actor Dennis Quaid. Randy said Thursday that his younger brother is implicated in the plots against him.
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Re: Randy Quaid Seeks Refugee Status in Canada
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2010, 03:15:17 pm »
I saw his press conference.  Completely loony tunes, it's unbelievable.
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Re: Randy Quaid Seeks Refugee Status in Canada
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2014, 05:07:20 am »
I feel worried for him.  He seems legitimately scared.
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Re: Randy Quaid Seeks Refugee Status in Canada
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2014, 05:59:37 pm »
Bless his heart.
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Re: Randy Quaid Seeks Refugee Status in Canada
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2014, 02:49:48 pm »
"It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide."--Charles Dickens.

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Re: Randy Quaid Seeks Refugee Status in Canada
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2014, 08:56:15 pm »
The guy is nuts, for god's sake. He needs professional help.

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Re: Randy Quaid Seeks Refugee Status in Canada
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2014, 04:41:47 pm »


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!