Randy Quaid's immigration case delayed
Actor Randy Quaid's bid to stay in Canada using his now-famous refugee claim about "Hollywood star whackers" has been put on hold for two weeks.
The National Lampoon star appeared briefly before the Immigration and Refugee Board in Vancouver Monday morning, where his lawyer Catherine Sas argued she needed more time to sort through the numerous documents relating to the case.
"The matter has been adjourned and we need time to prepare and reflect on the documents that have been given to us," Sas told reporters outside the building.
Quaid was uncharacteristically quiet after the hearing, only stating "I love Canada" as he drove off.
He and his wife Evi claim murderous forces are at work in the U.S. and are responsible for the deaths of fellow actors Heath Ledger, Chris Penn and David Carradine. Quaid says he fears for his life and has applied for asylum in Canada.
The couple was arrested last month in Vancouver on U.S. warrants after skipping an arraignment hearing in California for a felony burglary charge.
In that case, the pair is accused of squatting in a Montecito home they once owned together in the 1990s, and causing thousands of dollars in damage. The Quaids forfeited $50,000 bail when they missed a court date in the case. They are scheduled to appear again in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Nov. 16.
Sas would not confirm whether Quaid would make that court appearance. "We're looking at all our options," she said.
She also dismissed a question about whether they had proof to back up the star's claim of a "star whacker" conspiracy. "I'm not going to dignify that with a response," Sas said.
Randy and Evi Quaid appeared on Good Morning America last week, insisting that neither were taking illegal drugs or mentally unstable but that they were "seeking to be left alone by the criminals in America."
"They tag our cell phone, hack our computer. Now with the internet, celebrity is fair game, and it's all designed to sell advertising space," Randy said.
"They're businessmen. It's the mafia and organized crime," Evi added.
They were released from a Canadian detention facility on Oct. 27 on $10,000 bail. Evi was later given an unconditional release after officials determined she is a Canadian citizen.
Quaid is known for his roles in films such as The Last Detail, Independence Day, Kingpin and Brokeback Mountain. He won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of President Lyndon Johnson in LBJ: The Early Years.
He is the older brother of actor Dennis Quaid. Randy said Thursday that his younger brother is implicated in the plots against him.