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BREAKING NEWS: Bench Warrant Issued For Evi Quaid; Randy Cleared -- For Now


Nov. 2 2010, Published 2:05 p.m. ET

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A judge in Santa Barbara, California has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Evi Quaid after she failed to show up at a mandatory court hearing Tuesday morning, has exclusively learned.

Although Evi's husband, actor Randy Quaid, was also a no-show, Judge Donna Geck did not issue a bench warrant for him. Randy has a court appearance in Canada on November 8, so the judge found the Brokeback Mountain actor had cause to stay up north - at least for now. 

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The judge continued Randy's case until November 16. At that time, he is required to appear in court or face a bench warrant, like his wife now does.

In announcing her decision, Judge Geck also ruled that Evi, by not showing up, had forfeited her $500,000 bail she earlier posted.

As has previously reported, Randy and Evi Quaid were ordered to appear in Judge Geck's courtroom Tuesday morning  to hear the felony vandalism charges against them for a September incident in which they're accused of damaging the guesthouse of a home they used to own.

After repeatedly missing court appearances in a different case, the, couple had to post $1 million bail altogether to guarantee their appearance Tuesday.

On Monday, Randy, 60, and Evi, 47, appeared on Good Morning America in a taped interview from Vancouver, Canada. In it, they claimed "star whackers" - which Evi said include an estate planner, an accountant and organized crime families -- were working against them to seize their wealth.

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"We are refugees - I mean that's essentially what it is - Hollywood refugees, seeking to be left alone by the criminals," Evi said. "I genuinely feel like these people are trying to kill us."

The couple said the "star whackers" could also be responsible for the deaths of actors Heath Ledger and David Carradine, as well as other career-killing scandals in Tinseltown.

"Robert Blake could have been set up," Evi said, as well as making the unsubstantiated belief that Mel Gibson was "drugged" during his world famous foul-mouthed rants posted exclusively on



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