Following the recent reveals of alleged sexual assaults in Hollywood, Randy Quaid took to Twitter on Nov. 1 to claim he, too, was brutally raped by a sexual predator. Read his story, here.
Randy Quaid sent out a series of tweets on Nov. 1, claiming he was raped by a teenage boy in his neighborhood when he was just five years old. In his account, Randy recalled spending a lot of time with the neighbor, and claimed that one afternoon, “He said we could if I would go into the bathroom.” The actor admitted he thought the alleged request was “odd,” but went along with it anyway. Randy then went into detail about how the neighbor allegedly told him to “pull down [his] pants and underwear],” which is when, he said, he became fearful of the neighbor he once trusted. “He had suddenly transformed from being my friend into this hideous monster I didn’t recognize,” Randy explained.
After the teenager allegedly made scary physical threats, Randy claimed he agreed to do what he was told. “He told me to turn around and bend over the toilet seat,” Randy alleged. “Reluctantly, I complied, unsure of what to expect. All of a sudden I felt something hard and very painful going into my anus; whatever it was remained inside me for what seemed like a very long time – a sharp, burning, stinging pain jabbing inside of me over and over.” Randy said he felt like he was “dying” during the alleged rape, and that he screamed for other neighbors or his mother to come help, but to no avail. Afterward, the actor said he ran out of the house and told his mother what allegedly happened, and they went to get help from a police officer across the street, who reportedly went and “sat with [the neighbor] in the living room until his parents came home.”
Randy, who is best known for starring in Brokeback Mountain and Independence Day, then explained how he feels the alleged trauma affected his life, and why he thinks it is what led him to become an actor. “Immersing myself in a character is a means of channeling the rage, removing me from myself essentially, allowing me to utilize the emotional baggage that’s piled up inside through the years,” he wrote. “Many actors have experienced severe emotional trauma in their lives to one degree or another. For us, acting is more than just a career, it’s a way of coping, a welcomed survival mechanism.”
He concluded, “I was left feeling vulnerable, and the vulnerability in turn manifests itself in personality and behavior, which does not go unnoticed by vicious Hollywood predators where I continue to be taken advantage of by these monsters … With all the other victims of abuse coming forward now is a good time to tell this story and join others dealing with their own, similar Hollywood encounters that must to be addressed and the perpetrators exposed for their evil smarminess. Time to drain the Hollywood swamp and get rid of these creeps,” he said.
Randy’s story, of course, comes after dozens of other men and women in Hollywood came forward with their own stories of becoming victims of sexual harassment and assault, over the last few weeks. We hope that by sharing his story, we do, in fact, “get rid of these creeps” who have committed acts of sexual harassment and assault. HollywoodLife.com has reached out to Randy for additional comment, but he did not immediately respond.