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The Quaids: We're Victims of a Corpse Conspiracy

9/21/2010 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Randy and Evi Quaid claim they've been targeted in a diabolical scheme to steal property that rightfully belongs to them ... and they insist the mastermind is using a dead person to carry out the plot.

Long story short -- the Quaids tell TMZ someone forged the signature of a dead woman named Ronda Quaid on a legal document back in 1992 ... and wrongfully transferred ownership of their house to a third party.

As we previously reported, the Quaids were arrested this past weekend -- for allegedly squatting on the property, located in Santa Barbara.

But the Quaids believe they had every right to be on the property ... and insist they can provide proof of the "dead person" scheme.

Evi says they showed up to the house this past weekend to simply perform two decades worth of cleanup and maintenance ... and also to hang a self-portrait (pictured above) over the fireplace.

092010_randy_quaidWe ran into Randy in L.A. yesterday, where he told us he's ready to fight it out in court, saying, "If you don't stick up for what's yours, and defend what's yours ... what are you?"

Good question.


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If that happened in 1992, why wait until almost 2011? Anyone? Hmm, I think there is either mental illness in BOTH of them or drugs. What nutcases.

1458 days ago


It's kinda interesting...what Randy filed in court...he may be crazy and on drugs...but ALL the more reason for people to take advantage of his assets and screw him over...I mean it makes no sense to me that a successful actor has no money...EVEN with a huge drug habit...seriously every time one of his movies is played on tv...he makes thousands...

1457 days ago


Maybe there is a far connection with the deceased R(h)onda Quaid?

Randy was born in Harris cty, TX. parents were William Rudy Quaid and Juanita Bonnie Dal Jordan. Same with Dennis. The father had 2 other children with a different mother.

Rhonda got was married to Joel Klaus Quaid, who was born in Lubbock Cty, TX - parents were Marvin Moses Quaid and and Margaret Ann Klaus.

Sooooo, there is the possibility that maybe Marvin Quaid and William Quaid were somehow related...maybe 2nd cousins or so?

William Quaid's father was also William Quaid. And the older Marvin and the older William are not brothers.

And I don't have time to delve further into their family history

1457 days ago


Randy needs to get back to making "Vacation" movies, where we all love him! As a serious actor, he's great too! Come back Randy...

1457 days ago


Ok...lets have a contest the next Vacation movie...anyone...bueller...bueller?

1457 days ago


See these are the kinds of people that need a reality show, **** those kardashians and the pretty wild ho's, its keeping the Quaids out of jail, that would be entertainment.

1457 days ago


It's sad when reality and fantasy are no longer distinguishable,crash and burn baby!

1457 days ago


I bet you Casey Affleck is busy directing this breakdown of theirs for a mockumentary... Sounds too crazy to be true!

1457 days ago

Randy is the man    

Randy is one of the funniest actors ever.

Who doesn't love his character cousin Eddie in National Lampoons Vacation with Chevy Chase and his character Ishmael in the Amish bowling comedy Kingpin with Woody Harrelson and Bill Murray.

Hope you get things straightened out, you're the man!

1457 days ago


Here's the thing - Everyone claims Ronda Quaid existed. There is absolutely NO Death for a Ronda or Rhonda Quaid in california 2005. Oh wait, there's no death of ANY quaid in 2005. And there's no record of the death of any Rhonda or Ronda Quaid in the state of California Ever. Don't believe me? Check out and search the social security death index! in an article with Vanity Fair, a woman is quoted as having knownt this Ronda Quaid. Her supposedly husband died in 2011, though. Of course his last residence is listed as California, but nothing else. Does make you wonder!

236 days ago
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