Actor Randy Quaid gave his first live television interview on Friday talking about his "Hollywood Star-Whacker" conspiracy theory.
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Appearing on CBS's The Early Show, Quaid - speaking from Vancouver, Canada - also explained why he and his wife Evi missed a court hearing in Santa Barbara, California earlier this week.
Quaid told The Early Show's Maggie Rodriguez: "Well, I didn't miss the court date. I didn't have to appear. I have other issues up here that prevented me from attending that court date."
((On that point, Randy is correct. Judge Donna Geck excused his absence as he has unresolved legal issues in Canada. As for his wife Evi- the judge said she forfeited her $500,000 bond by not showing up, and a bench warrant was issued for her arrest. She remains at-large. ))
Quaid then read what he said was something from the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office, saying, "It says that the Quaids are due back in court on October 18. However, that is subject to change. Court dates are listed under court calendar on the website sbcourts.org for the superior court for California, Santa Barbara County. We looked at this website. We monitored this website."
Rodriguez asked: "So, you didn't know about the court date?"
Quaid replied: "We didn't know about it, no."
Rodriguez then added: "OK. But that's not what your lawyer says, right? The lawyer told the judge yesterday the reason Evi didn't appear was because she didn't want to leave you alone in Vancouver."
Quaid responded, "Right. Well, she's very close. We're a very close couple and she has an opportunity to appear within the next few days. And we're assessing our options, as far as her appearance. As far as we're concerned, we're going to do everything that - legally -- that we have that protects our interests and our safety and, you know, we defer to our attorneys."
Rodriguez then asked about why the couple feels so-called "Hollywood Star-Whackers" are out to get them.
Quaid said, "I have.. I have a fear... that fear because there, for the last three years and really the last 20 years, there - I've been racketeered on. My finances have been decimated by a group of people, such as my ex-attorney, my ex-business manager, and an estate planner, specifically. And they have conspired together to - to co-op my corporations, put in trustees without my knowledge."
Rodriguez inuqired: "Are they now trying to kill you?"
Quaid replied, "Well, yes. I mean, they.. not in a... not in a sense where, you know, they're going to come out and shoot me with a gun or anything like that. But, the way they've...they've manipulated the system, the court system to have us falsely arrested and to make it impossible for us to operate on a daily basis in the most basic way, I mean, banking, owning a house, renting a house, renting a car, I mean, we cannot... we cannot function."
Rodriguez - attempting to clarify Quaid's remarks - said, "So, if I understand you correctly, it's not that you feel that someone's going to kill you literally, it's that you feel they are trying to decimate you and take things away."
Said Quaid: "I feel if things keep going the way they are, we will be out -- if things keep going the way they are and we don't do something to expose these people -- my wife and I will be out on the street and have nothing to eat. OK? That's how bad it is."
Rodriquez inquired about Quaid's earlier claims that these "Star-Whackers" were behind the deaths of actors David Carradine and Heath Ledger.
Quaid explained, "Well, they are star whackers. I mean, they're..they're people who... I knew David Carradine and... "
Rodriguez said, "He was found dead in Bangkok. Do you believe they hanged him in Bangkok?"
Quaid responded: "Yes."
"And they forced Heath Ledger to take drugs in New York?" Rodriguez pressed.
"I can't believe that David would commit suicide," Quaid said. "His wife has recently come out and said she doesn't believe that... that she believes that he was murdered. Heath was an athlete. He played Australian football. He was robust. It's just... I've had eight friends of mine who have either died mysteriously or had scandals surrounding them in recent years, and this is what I'm talking about when I (say) star whacking. I mean, it's not killing somebody necessarily... it's just creating a scandal or a mystery around a celebrity that... that
However, Quaid added, "And Heath -- I think it was possible that he could have taken some tainted prescription drugs, yes."
As RadarOnline.com has previously reported, the Quaids were ordered to appear in Judge Geck's courtroom this past Tuesday morning in Santa Barbara 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.
The judge continued Randy's case until November 16. If he does not appear in court on that date, the judge could issue a bench warrant for his arrest, and he, like his wife, could lose his $500,000 bond.