Posted Oct 29, 2010 03:02 pm CDT
Actor Randy Quaid said Thursday he is not crazy as he elaborated on claims that he and his wife could fall victim to “Hollywood Star whackers” who are secretly responsible for the deaths of Heath Ledger and David Carradine.
“I’m being embezzled by this monstrous ring of accountants, estate planners and lawyers who are mercilessly slandering me and trying to kill my career and, I believe, murder me in order to gain control of my royalties,” he said in a statement he read for reporters outside an immigration office in Vancouver. Reuters, the Canadian Press and Post Media News have the story.
Quaid and his wife, Evi, are seeking asylum in Canada after skipping a U.S. court hearing for allegedly squatting in their former California home. “Up until a year ago, Evi and I had never had any run-in with the law whatsoever. We are not criminals, nor are we fugitives from justice, nor are we crazy,” Quaid said.
“We are simply artists and film makers being racketeered on,” he said, adding that he has lost at least $40 million.
Quaid repeated his earlier claims that Heath Ledger and David Carradine were murdered. Quaid appeared in Brokeback Mountain with Ledger, who died of a drug overdose, and also starred in National Lampoon’s Vacation. Carradine hanged himself in a Bangkok hotel room.
“I believe these actors were whacked and I believe many others, such as Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Mel Gibson, are being played to get at their money,” Quaid said.