Randy Quaid and wife ask for refugee status in Canada

Oct 23, 2010 by Ian Evans

Randy Quaid ©2006 DigitalHit.com

Randy Quaid, pictured here at the 12th Annual SAG Awards, has asked for refugee status in Canada.

Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi asked for refugee status on Friday while appearing before a Canadian immigration board. The couple, who have been involved in a series of bizarre legal problems back home, said they were being persecuted in the U.S.

In a statement, the couple said, “We are requesting asylum from Hollywood star whackers” and went on to cite the deaths of David Caradine and Heath Ledger as examples.

The Quaids were arrested in Vancouver on Friday as Canadian authorities help with a U.S. warrant issued over felony vandalism charges related to them squatting in a home they used to own. The pair missed a court date in California on Friday.