Randy Quaid, an American actor, recently declared the United States’ emergency preparedness programs a “joke,” calling Joe Biden “negligent” for “not preparing America for his departure.” The conspiracy theorist continued his derisive rant, referring to Biden as “Brandon” and claiming that America would want a “billion dollar life insurance policy” on him.
Randy Quaid: Legal squabbles
Randy Quaid has been embroiled in several legal matters throughout the years. In 2005, he sued Focus Films for $10 million for his role in Brokeback Mountain. Quaid alleged in the Sydney Morning Herald that the business “actively disguised the picture as a low-budget art house feature to get his talents at below-market pay.”
Before being barred from the Actors Equity Union in 2008, the actor abandoned his complaint against the production company. According to Reuters, Quaid was fined $81,000 for allegedly inappropriate behaviour during rehearsals for the Broadway musical Lone Star Love. Several stories claim that Quaid was “verbally and physically violent” to production personnel and other performers. In 2009, the actor and his wife Evi were arrested for allegedly scamming a Santa Barbara homeowner by using an invalid credit card to pay a $10,000 payment.
Even though the prosecution was later dismissed owing to a lack of evidence, the couple was arrested again in 2010 for “squatting” in one of their old homes. Quaid stated that the property was never formally sold at the time, but the property’s then-owners accused the couple of inflicting $30,000 in damage. Randy Quaid and Evi allegedly failed to appear in court and were put on a wanted list in the United States, causing them to seek refuge in Canada. After exiting the United States, the two claimed they were being pursued by a gang known as the “Star Wackers.”
Randy Quaid: Ethnicity
While Evi was finally awarded Canadian citizenship for her ethnicity in 2011, Quaid’s plea for permanent residency was denied. The actor was also detained for outstanding warrants in the United States. Quaid and Evi sued the State Department in 2014 for withholding their passports, but they were obliged to return to the United States to face their earlier accusations. After Quaid exhausted his legal options, Canada opted to deport the duo. The pair tried to drive over the border into Vermont shortly before their deportation in 2015 and were arrested by US customs. They were transported to separate detention institutions, each with a $500,000 bond.
According to initial reports, Randy Quaid and Evi would be extradited to California to face charges. However, the extradition order was overturned by a Vermont court owing to “irregularities” in the case. The pair were subsequently granted unconditional residency in the state. Some reports said the couple would be arrested if they left Vermont, but they finally travelled to California for a vacation in 2017 and were not arrested.