Randy and Evi Quaid fear for themselves -- and others
Famous fugitives Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, spoke out together in an interview with "Good Morning America" on Monday, describing a conspiracy of business people who "follow us, they tail us, they tag our cellphone, they hack our computer" and warning Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Mel Gibson to be very afraid that they will be next.
"We are refugees ... Hollywood refugees, seeking to be left alone by the criminals in America," said Evi, who answered Andrea Canning's query about whether they're mentally ill or on drugs with her own question: "Do you think we are?," before clarifying, "No. Not even vaguely."
The interview took place in Vancouver, B.C., where the couple fled to recently. Warrants were issued for their arrest after they missed a Santa Barbara court date related to felony vandalism charges. Though Evi has been declared a Canadian citizen, Randy's status is still uncertain. They posted increased bail of $500,000 each to remain free until their next hearing, set for Tuesday in Santa Barbara.
Are they faking it? "Why would we fake -- we're just trying to find some safety and security in this and we're being pursued by these people, but we're not faking it, we're confronting it," Randy said.
And yeah, how's it going with actor-brother Dennis Quaid? Randy said things have "been a little tense the past couple of years," because he's concerned about Dennis, who won't respond to his warnings. Evi, however, cut right to the chase: "Dennis is now on a treadmill of making movies that are garbage, and it's unfortunate because he's talented."
Dennis Quaid's most recent project, HBO's "A Special Relationship," was nominated for five prime-time Emmys, including best actor.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Randy Quaid and wife Evi walk outside their lawyer's office in Vancouver, B.C., on Oct. 27, 2010. Credit: Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press / Associated Press
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