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After their strange interview on Monday with Good Morning America, fans of Randy Quaid and his wife Evi Quaid may be asking themselves, "Have they completely lost it?"
The pair were arrested last month in Canada (where they are now seeking political asylum) after allegedly squatting in and destroying their Santa Barbara home. They spoke with GMA's Andrea Canning about doubts surrounding their mental state and why they feel as though they're being hunted by "star whackers."
"We are refugees," Evi said while explaining why she and her Oscar-nominated husband have been on the run. "We are Hollywood refugees. Seeking to be left alone by the criminals in America...I genuinely feel like these people are trying to kill us."
But, who are "these people" exactly? According to Randy, 60, they are "star whackers" who follow and tail him and his wife. "They tag our cell phone, they hack our computer," he claimed. Evi added that she thinks the person trying to kill them is "an estate planner who had created a living trust in a county that could cash Randy's royalty stream forever."
The couple, who have been married since 1989, theorize that they are not the only celebrities who have been marked by what Evi calls "organized crime." She went on to state that Robert Blake "was set up" and Mel Gibson "was drugged." The couple also claim that the lives of Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears are at stake.
Randy also went on to say he thinks that the deaths of David Carradine and Heath Ledger could have been orchestrated by this alleged group who make money off of killing celebs. Interestingly enough, Randy co-starred with Ledger in Oscar-winning 2005 film Brokeback Mountain, and he eventually sued Focus Features for not being compensated enough for the movie. (At the time he was seeking $10 million.)
According to USA Today, Quaid eventually dropped the lawsuit, because "Focus agreed to pay him a bonus, which he wants split between him and other principal cast members" -- a claim which the movie studio denied.
Canning went on to ask the Quaids if either of them were "mentally unstable, schizophrenic, on drugs?" Evi replied, "Do you think we are?"
Eventually the couple replied that they were not on drugs nor were they faking this entire thing. (After all, it's hard not to be wary after the whole Joaquin Phoenix stunt!)
The actor, who is perhaps best known for his role as "Cousin Eddie" in National Lampoon's Vacation films, also opened up about how his troubles have put a strain on his relationship with his brother Dennis Quaid. Randy stated that Dennis is also "being victimized by the same people" and that his brother won't respond to his warnings. Evi then interjected: "Dennis is now on a treadmill of making movies that are garbage, but it's unfortunate because he's talented."
The Quaids, who have also been accused of ripping off countless hotels (which they also claim is false) are scheduled to appear in a California courtroom on Tuesday.
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