How does a famous Hollywood actor end up being arrested for squatting in a house he claims to own?
Apparently character actor Randy Quaid is taking a page from the somewhat crazy characters he has played on the big screen with a year-long downward spiral bookended with an arrest for burglary in Santa Barbara, California.
How did Randy and Evi end up squatting in a house they claim to have owned for more than 20 years?
While Randy Quaid has a number of hit movies to his credits (National Lampoon’s Vacation, Independence Day, Caddyshack II), it has been some time since Quaid has had a real hit to his name. For his most recent hit, Brokeback Mountain, Quaid received a lower “art-house” rate for his work which subsequently led to his suing the film’s producer’s for $10 million. The suit was settled out of court in 2006. Quaid is also claiming that he is owed a paycheck from Warner Brothers for a number of movies he had worked out.
Here’s the interesting part about the squatting arrest….
The couple are currently suing their former lawyer and estate planner for bilking them out of their fortune. During the case, it was revealed that the couple had sold a home back in 1991 through the lawyer and he had recently discovered that they still owned the house in question. In the same lawsuit which was filed last month, the Quaid’s claim that they confirmed with the head financial officer at the Chase Bank’s Pasadena branch and that Quaid and his wife were still the rightful owners. Hmm….. might this be the house they were arrested for trepassing in??
It’s certainly going to be interesting to see how all this plays out!
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