Carole Baskin Sues Netflix Over ‘Tiger King 2’

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Carole Baskin has taken legal action over the release of Tiger King 2

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As she claims they have breached their contract.

Scroll on to find out all the details…

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Now, Tiger King has really got us by the throat…

So much so that even the name “Joe Exotic” has become a household staple. The eccentric big cat owner rose to fame after the release of the Netflix series, Tiger King.

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Tiger King is perhaps the most binge-able show Netflix has ever graced our screens with.

And that’s saying something…

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The Tiger King docuseries gave us a majestic insight into the captivity of big cats here in America.

The 7-part series retells the story of a war between a very flamboyant tiger owner named Joe Exotic and his enemy, a Florida-based animal activist named Carole Baskin.

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But it isn’t just about the tigers and lions…

It is mostly about the scandalous lives of these people in America’s big cat community…

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There was a lot of drama in the life of Joe Exotic…

And the big cat owner seemed to really have it in for Carole Baskin, with footage showing him repeatedly wishing death upon her and describing how he would like to kill her after she tried to expose his zoo.

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But people seemed to forget that this was actually based on real-life…

And when Joe’s life gradually began to spiral out of control, he landed himself into some deep trouble.

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Joe is an openly gay man…

But, after he married both John Finlay and Travis Maldonado in a 3-way ceremony, both of his husbands gradually deteriorated with drug use and mental health problems. Travis tragically took his own life after he made claims that he wasn’t at all gay, and Joe had simply hoodwinked him by fueling his addictions.

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And after this marriage tragically fell apart…

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Joe himself fell into a downward spiral and his obsession with Carole and her missing ex-husband grew even bigger.

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And things slowly took a turn for the worst.

Joe was sentenced to twenty-two years in prison.

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He allegedly hired a hitman to take Carole out while she was biking down a deserted bike path…

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But, the FBI became involved and thus foiled his dangerous plan.

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Most of us believe that this sentencing is more than reasonable.

Despite how cooky he comes across as on camera, it’s undeniable that Joe belongs behind bars for his appalling behavior to both his staff and his innocent animals.

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With Joe still behind bars, we thought we had seen it all in the first series, but it seems that’s not the case…

Just a few months ago, it was announced that Tiger King 2 is on the way…

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Tiger King 2 will see more drama and revelations hit our screens.

When sharing the trailer to YouTube, Netflix wrote: “With Joe Exotic behind bars and Carole Baskin closing in on ownership of his disreputable zoo, the Emmy-nominated saga continues its twisted course with Tiger King 2 as newfound revelations emerge on the motivations, backstories, and secrets of America’s most notorious big cat owners. Old enemies and frenemies, including Jeff Lowe, Tim Stark, Allen Glover, and James Garretson return for another season of murder, mayhem, and madness.”

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The show is set to premier on Netflix on November 17th…

Though it won’t be happening if Carole Baskin has her way.

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Carole Baskin is reportedly suing Netflix for using footage of her in the upcoming series.

Baskin and her husband, Howard Baskin, are suing Royal Goode Productions and Netflix for breaching their contract after they used footage of the two of them in the trailer, Variety reports.

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Official documents explain that the couple was surprised to see any footage of themselves in the trailer.

“Understanding that the Appearance Releases limited Royal Goode Productions’ use of the footage of the Baskins and Big Cat Rescue to the single, initial documentary motion picture, the Baskins believed that any sequel, though odious, would not include any of their footage,” it reads.

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The lawsuit also claims that the first series accused the Baskins of animal abuse and gave a misleading depiction of Big Cat Rescue’s operations.

“Also, ‘Tiger King 1’ incorrectly suggests an equivalency between Big Cat Rescue and Joe Exotic’s roadside zoo, and more broadly that there is no difference between roadside zoos that exploit and mistreat animals and accredited sanctuaries that rescue and provide excellent lifetime care to the animals,” the document reads.

“Perhaps most pernicious is the overarching implication in ‘Tiger King 1’ that Carole Baskin was involved in the disappearance of her first husband in 1997.”

The series is due to be released on November 17th.

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