Randy Quaid and his wife Evi Quaid are suing an Indiana bail bond company because they didn’t ask to be helped out. Strange trouble seems to easily find the comedic actor, especially over the last ten years. In one of his strangest legal issues, Randy Quaid claims he didn’t ask to be bailed out and now refuses to pay back American Surety of Carmel, Indiana.
Randy Quaid is suing the bond company for two separate incidents where American Surety bailed out the movie star and his wife. The first incident was in 2010 when the Quaids were arrested for squatting in the guest house of a home in Montecito, California. Being arrested would have been embarrassing enough. But the story grew more outlandish when it was revealed that Randy Quaid had previously owned and sold the very home he was squatting in.
Bail was set at $50,000 a piece for the Quaids after they were charged with felony burglary, entering a noncommercial building without consent, and resisting arrest. For some reason, American Surety posted bail for the Quaids and they walked free. Randy Quaid is now claiming he knew nothing about the involvement of the Indiana bail bond company. He is refusing to pay back the bond that was posted and is in fact suing the company for lost wages and emotional damages. Randy Quaid has not appeared in a movie since the 2009 comedy Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach.
Besides the 2010 squatting case, Randy Quaid is suing American Surety over his unusual immigration arrest that occurred in October of that same year. The couple have been trying to escape the United States for several years, claiming they are on the run from “Hollywood star-whackers.” Their destination of choice is Canada, where Evi Quaid’s father has citizenship. The 2010 trip was an attempt to skip out on a hearing for the squatting case.
While detained in Canada for skipping out on his U.S. hearing, bail for the Quaids was bumped up to $500,000. Again, American Surety put up the bond for the couple and again Randy Quaid and his wife ditched the hearing, negating the bond. American Surety claims they are still owed the money for the Canadian case as well.
Randy Quaid has seemingly turned into a real life “Cousin Eddie”, made famous in the National Lampoon’s Vacation movies. Besides these ridiculous legal troubles, Quaid also attempted to sue Brokeback Mountain in 2006 for not paying him what he thought he deserved. He would eventually drop the suit, but that began the downward spiral into the crazy zone.
Though American Surety has refused to comment on the Randy Quaid lawsuit, they are certain to counter with a claim for the money they posted for bond.
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