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Quaid claims refugee status, says he’s not crazy

Admissibility hearing slated for November 8


Veteran Hollywood actor Randy Quaid, 60, told the Immigration and Refugee Board in Vancouver today that he and his wife are fleeing the U.S. because of a “a monstorous ring of accountants, estate planners
and lawyers.” Quaid told the court they are “are mercilessly slandering me and trying to kill my career and, I believe, murder me in order to gain control of my royalties.” Quaid became emotional in front of television cameras outside the hearing and said that eight of his friends have “suddenly and mysteriously” been killed, by what he calls “star whackers.” The list of killed celebrity friends includes Heath Ledger and Chris Penn. “We are not criminals, nor are we fugitives from justice, nor are we crazy,” he said. Quaid will find out on Nov. 8 whether he will be allowed to stay in Canada. His wife, Evi Quaid, will be allowed to apply for citizenship, because her father was Canadian. The couple was arrested in Vancouver on U.S. warrants on Oct. 21.

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Quaid claims refugee status, says he’s not crazy

  1. Randy Quaid and his wife are crazy……Crazy like a Fox, They are in Canada to take advantage of our more than generous and lax Immigration Laws, purchase a one way bus ticket for the pair and send them back to the U.S.A.

    • I do agree!

      • That doesn't make any sense at all.

  2. Well when he put it that way, I could understand his stand. However, Canada also have our set of whackers (lawyers, accountants, state planners), as he put it, so where is he going next? No one can really run away from them, they are multiple steps ahead of anyone.

  3. Of course he says he's not crazy. Crazy people don't know they're crazy; that's like the #1 definable trait of being crazy.

    I can't get enough of this saga. It's sheer awesomeness. It's like a real life "I'm Still Here" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1356864/)

  4. He would be crazy not to use our refugee system the way it is designed to be used, this is our system, our government designed it to be used this way. Hopefully this case makes Canadians realize how much our own system makes a mockery of our country – and then we can change it.

    • Beat me by three hours. Given the state of our current refugee system, anyone would be crazy NOT to claim refugee status. The first phrase of the headline above convinces me that the second phrase is correct.

  5. Here is Randy Quaid's own description of his reason for seeking asylum: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/showbiz/2010/10/

    Please Canada, grant this poor delousional soul and his loony wife asylum. He couldn't even find solace among the nuts of California.

    • Actually, the poor wife is heard to be eligible for Canadian citizenship (Canadian on Father side), so who knows she might be able to sponsor Randy later on. From whackers to wackos, it gets so confusing.

  6. "Star Whackers" Sounds like a great new reality TV show

  7. This is just embarrassing and disgusting. It would be funny if it weren't actually happening. Can the House of Commons get the mess of the refugee claims system fixed or is this to become the new, bad reality TV show?

    • If we legislate every single anomaly in our society and laws, we'll end up tightly laced. At least this case gives us a funny break from doldrum. Knowing that there can be something ridiculously funny coming out from the too much abused and frustrating refugee system, is a much needed break until the next refugee ship lands. Enjoy it while it lasts.

      • At least if the Quaids were to somehow get refugee status, we wouldn't have to be concerned about them blowing something up or starting up a Terrorist Cell in their newly adopted homeland……. Just saying…