‘Tiger King’ star Carole Baskin sues Netflix over Season 2 footage
Season 2 of Netflix’s smash coronavirus pandemic lockdown hit “Tiger King” is set to debut later this month, however, star Carole Baskin is not too happy about it.
The big cat lover, who was featured in the first season, is asking the judge to stop any videos of her and her Big Cat Rescue organization in the upcoming season.
The suit alleges that the scenes with Baskin shown in the latest trailer are misrepresenting what really happened during filming.
The reality star wants the court to force Netflix to erase any footage of her in the promo materials, teasers and trailers. She claims in her lawsuit that the show’s reels are actually just unused film that didn’t make it into the final cut of the original series. She also alleges that producers are recutting old footage to make it seem like she’s giving new interviews.
The Post has reached out to Netflix and producers for comment.
Baskin told Page Six back in May that she never agreed to be a part of the second season. “I told [producers] to lose my number,” she said. “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.”
“The first three months [after ‘Tiger King’ aired], my phone rang incessantly with people screaming obscenities. After that it slowed down,” she told Page Six. “I didn’t take it personally,” she says, but “it really affected my husband [Howard Baskin] and daughter. If someone said something about someone you love, you would want to protect them.” (Baskin married Howard in 2004.)
She continued, “Once they tell the media, ‘She killed her husband and fed him to the tigers,’ it worked for these animal abusers to say these things publicly. But it’s not true and all you have to do is look into it and know it’s not true.”
Baskin starred in the docuseries alongside animal zookeeper Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage and is currently serving 22 years in prison for orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot to kill Baskin.
Season 2 of “Tiger King” returns to Netflix on Nov. 17.