"The Hollywood actor best known for his role as deadbeat cousin Eddie in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" and his wife will be released from custody on $10,000 bail each after asking for refugee protection in Canada during an immigration hearing on Friday.
Oscar-nominee Randy Quaid, 60, and his wife Evi, 47, made the verbal plea for protection at a Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board hearing in Vancouver on Friday afternoon.
The couple, arrested in Vancouver on immigration violations earlier this week, claims they fear for their lives in the U.S. After a detention review hearing, they were told they would be released after putting up bail and agreeing to weekly reporting.
Outside the hearing, the Quaids' lawyer read a statement saying the couple was seeking asylum from "Hollywood star-whackers."
The couple said that they fear for their lives in the U.S., and Evi claimed that nine close friends of her husband have recently been murdered, including actors David Carradine, Heath Ledger and Chris Penn. Carradine was found hanging by a rope in a hotel room in Thailand last year, Ledger died of an overdose of a mix of prescription medications in 2008 and Penn died of heart disease in 2006." (More)