Randy and Evi Quaid are continuing their tour of five-star hotels and allegedly trying to skip out without paying the bill, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
The movie star and his wacky wife are being sued again for stiffing a hotel out of a $24,859.07 in September 2009, but in a rambling counter complaint the Quaids allege an invasion of privacy, unethical use of Randy’s name and an embarrassing encounter with two camels.
The couple is accused of running up the enormous bill after staying at the Cibolo Creek Ranch for 10 months, which is 200 miles outside of El Paso, Texas.
Their website says they welcome visitors with “Texas Hospitality,” but it seems the Quaids are no longer welcome.
The lawsuit filed last month also included an itemized list of the Quaids bills that includes a room rate going from $278 to $428 a night depending on the season. The Quaids were charged with items such as “$5.99 for bacon for dog,” and “$32 for 4 lbs of turkey for puppy.”
The Quaids have filed a counter complaint that claims that Evi “transferred thirty thousand dollars to the Cibolo Creek Ranch account” to pay the bill and employee tips.
The counter complaint also includes a copy of the bank withdrawal slip for $30,000. Evi claims there was a banking error and only $3,000 was sent to the hotel. But she now claims the hotel may actually have been overpaid, because of even more banking errors.
Evi alleges the Ranch announced the arrival of the Quaids on their website, “using my husband’s celebrity as an advertising ploy to attract business to the ranch.”
She also writes “It is also an unethical breach of privacy by Cibolo Creek against one of its clients.”
And this is where the complaint gets really crazy. Evi details an embarrassing incident with two camels. She saw the camels on a freeway and an 18-wheel FedEx truck was bearing down on them. She tried to wave them off to no avail. So she got in her car “and drove it straight at the camel forcing it safely out of the road just before the FedEx truck barreled through.”
Evi said a Ranch employee saw the incident and was “laughing.”
The complaint states “There also needs to be an investigation into where the tip money for the employees went and an advertising fee paid to my husband along with an apology for CCR employee Dugan’s illegal and unethical use of Randy Quaid’s name on the ranch’s website telling the world we had just arrived at Cibolo Creek.”
The counter complaint states that the Quaids will “agree not to counter sue for the missing gratuity money and the illegal use of my husband’s name and invasion of our privacy on the internet via the reckless and insensitive actions of his (John Poindexter, owner of CCR) employees if he agrees to send to us a monthly bill in the amount he believes to be outstanding along with accruing interest …”
Evi also acknowledges that the couple has lived in hotels for most of the 25 years that they have been married “and it is only in the last year that we have ever been falsely accused and grossly mischaracterized.”
In April, Randy and Evi hashed out a deal stemming from skipping out on a $10,000 bill at the San Ysidro Ranch. The money was repaid and Evi was sentenced to 3 years probation and 240 hours of community service.
Randy is best known for supporting roles in films such as Independence Day and National Lampoon’s Vacation. He is the older brother of actor Dennis Quaid. Randy and Evi are currently living off residuals from DVD sales.