Randy Quaid spoke to reporters outside the Vancouver immigration office, where he claimed his life was being targeted.
“We believe there to be a malignant tumor of star whackers in Hollywood,” Quaid said, naming Heath Ledger, Chris Penn and David Carradine as actors who’ve been targeted.
“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,” he continued.
The actor, who is seeking refugee status in Canada following his arrest with wife Evi last week in Vancouver, claimed his fortune was also being targeted.
“I am 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.
According to the Associated Press, the couple was arrested and jailed on outstanding warrants related to felony vandalism charges in Santa Barbara, Calif. The couple missed their court hearing related to the charges last week.
“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 filmmakers who are being racketeered on.”
The couple’s lawyer, Catherine Sas, told The Toronto Star they had posted cash bonds and the stateside warrants for their arrests have been dismissed.
“My client is intending to comply with the law in both jurisdictions and we are going to spend the next couple of days strategizing about how to achieve that,” Sas told the paper, saying they would appear in court next week in Santa Barbara if needed.