It has not been the best month for Brokeback Mountain star Randy Quaid. With one lawsuit already simmering in the courts, RadarOnline.com has learned that the actor is being probed by police regarding an alleged unpaid hotel bill.
“Randy and Evi Quaid checked into the luxurious five star hotel the San Ysidro Ranch on June 13, 2009, the next day the Quaid’s were notified by the hotel their credit card was declined. For several days the Quaid ‘s told hotel management that they were waiting for a new credit card to be sent to them in the meantime racking up several thousand dollars worth of charges,” a source told RadarOnline.com exclusively.
On June 20, hotel employees noticed the actor had left without paying the bill. It totaled more than $10,000. Efforts to collect the money for the past few months have been unsuccessful.
The actor and his wife Evi Quaid – who were at the center of a reported death threat scare – are being investigated by Santa Barbara police.
“We can confirm there is an on-going investigation underway,” a police spokesperson confirmed to RadarOnline.com but declined to offer any more specifics.
In an unrelated matter, private eye Becky Altringer is suing the couple for $19,000 in unpaid fees after she was hired to investigate death threats and insurance fraud against the Quaids. Altringer claims Evi asked her to harass members of the Broadway play Lone Star Love and that she witnessed the star’s wife snort white powder. Evi claimed it was Demerol to treat migraine headaches.
Her husband was thrown out of the actors Equity Association in Febuary 2008 after he was accused by the Lone Star Love cast of verbally and physically assaulting them.
Reps for the hotel refused to comment and the couple’s lawyer did not immediately return requests.