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Randy, Evi Quaid: There is conspiracy to assassinate us

Speaking Monday in Vancouver, Canada, where they are seeking political asylum, actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, expressed concern about a shadowy plot to assassinate them and other celebrities.

"We are refugees . . . Hollywood refugees seeking to be left alone by the criminals in America," Evi Quaid, 47, said on "Good Morning America." "I genuinely feel like these people are trying to kill us," she continued, specifying an unnamed "estate planner who had created a living trust, and a county that could cash Randy's royalty stream forever."

Randy Quaid, 60, blamed "star whackers" who "follow us, they tail us, they tag our cell phone, they hack our computer. Now, with the Internet, a celebrity is fair game and it's all designed to sell advertising space," he said, without elaboration.

Speaking with Andrea Canning, who said "GMA" had paid the couple a "licensing fee" for photographs shown in the segment, Quaid denied that he and his wife of 21 years were insincere in their concerns. "We're not faking it," he insisted. "We're confronting it." The two also denied the possibilities of mental illness or substance abuse.

"It is very possible that Heath Ledger could have been murdered, or David Carradine," Randy Quaid said. "We're just trying to find some safety and security. . . . We've gone a day here, a day there without anything to eat or a place to stay. And that happens more frequently and more frequently [until] at some point you're gonna end up out on the street."

Since 2009, the Quaids have been arrested on charges of defrauding hotels and squatting in other people's homes. They are due in Santa Barbara County Court Tuesday for arraignment on charges they vandalized a house that they sold but claimed to still own.

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