Actor Randy Quaid has been denied a request for permanent resident status in Canada.
According to USA Today, Canadian immigration officials, speaking off the record, confirmed Saturday night that Quaid had been denied residency. Quaid still has the option of appealing the decision in a Canadian federal court.
Quaid has displayed increasingly erratic behavior over the past few years, and his rants may have influenced Canada’s denial of his permanent residency request. Recently, Quaid claimed that he was seeking asylum from “Hollywood star-whackers” in Canada, and that his friends David Carradine and Heath Ledger had been murdered by these same people.
Quaid stated in his application for residency in Canada, "Organized crime and its victims are serious issues and can not be tossed off until the claim is heard."
Quaid’s legal troubles began in 2010, when he and his wife were arrested after causing more than $5,000 in damage to a Santa Barbara, Calif., home they had been renting. While the Quaids claim that they are seeking asylum from the “Hollywood star-whackers,” many others believe they are simply running away from these vandalism charges.
The United States refused to extradite Quaid and his wife from Canada over the vandalism charges, but Santa Barbara police say that if the two ever return to America, they will be arrested.
Quaid is the older brother of actor Dennis Quaid and also starred in films such as “Independence Day” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”