Randy and Evi Quaid opened up today about their increasingly bizarre behavior, saying they fled to Canada to escape a Hollywood-focused mafia that has stalked them, bugged their phones and hacked into their computers.
"We are refugees … we are Hollywood refugees," Evi Quaid told "Good Morning America" in an exclusive interview. They are "seeking to be left alone by the criminals in America."
Randy Quaid, 60, an Oscar-nominated actor, denied that he and his wife were on drugs or mentally unstable.
"To have my integrity and my reputation so denigrated so mercilessly - why?" he said. "Why would somebody want to do this to me?"
The Quaids are wanted in California by police who say they broke into and trashed their former Santa Barbara home. Also accused of skipping out on several heft hotel bills, the Quaids fled to Canada last month and were arrested in Vancouver on a warrant from California. They are now free on bond.
The couple have accused a mysterious Hollywood cult they call the "Star Whackers" of attempting to kill them for their money. They also attribute the deaths of celebrities such as Heath Ledger, David Carradine and Chris Penn to the "Star Whackers" and said the listed causes of death -- drug overdose for Ledger and accidental asphyxiation for Carradine -- were "flat out fraud."
"They follow us, they tail us," Randy Quaid said. "They tag our cell phone, they hack our computer."
Evi Quaid, 47, said their likely assassins would be "an estate planner who would make a living trust and a county that could cash Randy's royalty stream forever."
"I feel like Uma Thurman buried in a coffin," she said. "I genuinely feel these people are trying to kill us."
Randy Quaid said they've jeopardized his relationship with his younger brother, actor Dennis Quaid, who has asked his brother to seek therapy.
"It's been a little tense the past few years, but I love my brother very much. We're worried about him," Randy Quaid said. "He's being victimized by the same people."
Evi Quaid said they've tried to warn the younger Quaid brother, but to no avail.
"Dennis is now on a treadmill of making movies that are garbage and it's unfortunate because he's talented," she said.
Also in danger, according to the Quaids, are troubled celebrities like Mel Gibson, Lindsey Lohan and Britney Spears.
"I think he was drugged. I think he was slipped a Mickey," Evi Quaid said of Gibson.
"It's possible for people to gain control of every facet of your life," Randy Quaid said.
"They are business men," Evi Quaid said. "It's the mafia, it's organized crime."
Randy Quaid: 'Our Very Existence is Being Challenged'
The couple is due in a California court tomorrow, but it's unclear whether they will show. They insist that they didn't flee to Canada to avoid charges in California, where authorities say they also skipped out on thousands of dollars worth of hotel bills.
"We're just trying to find some safety and security in this," Randy Quaid said.
Though Randy Quaid grew frustrated with his wife during the course of the interview -- even once shouting at her "Evi will you shut up, please!" -- he said their life on the run has only brought them closer.
"We're confronted with our true beliefs, our true values," he said. "Our very existence is being challenged and we feel very alive."
The Quaids were released from a Canadian detention facility on Wednesday after Evi Quaid, whose father was born in Canada, was declared a Canadian citizen.
Randy Quaid said he plans to look for work in movies and television from Canada.
Quaid is well-known for his roles in the "National Lampoon" series of comedies as well as "Independence Day" and "Brokeback Mountain," for which he earned an Oscar nomination.
The couple has been married since 1989.