Remember when Tiger King: Joe Exotic brought some light into this dark time? It feels like centuries ago. The world we were exposed to in this Netflix docuseries was all kinds of messy. At the center is Joe Exotic , aka Joseph Maldonado-Passage, a Tiger breeder/fake country singer who loved Liberace’s wardrobe as much as he hated Carole Baskin. Baskin is the founder of Big Cat Rescue near Tampa, Florida (these stories are meant for Florida, no?), and may or may not have fed her first husband to the tigers. Regardless, Carol and Joe were nemeses for years. So much so that Joe hired the world’s most untrustworthy hitman to kill Carol for a paltry $3,000. (Remember Episode 7 when the hit man in the bathtub said *uck it, took the money and went to a strip club?!).
Anyway, other insane characters are involved in this wild story of twists and turns. In Episode 2 we met Bhagavan “Doc” Antle and his creepy harem of brainwashed women. Then we met disgusting Jeff Lowe, who very likely incentivized Joe to hire a hit man to kill Carole. All of which was perhaps an elaborate scheme so Jeff could gain control of Joe’s Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park. In sum, Joe Exotic was found guilty of this murder-for-hire plot, charged for violating the Endangered Species Act, and for falsifying wildlife records. He will be sitting in prison for the next 22 years, unless our President grants him that pardon. Today, news has been shared that offers yet another twist in this already twisted tale.
According to People, Carole has gained control of Joe’s former zoo. Jeff has 120 day to vacate the property. Yes, the woman both men wanted dead, is finally getting what she’s always wanted – their animals and property. Back in February 2016, Big Cat Rescue sued Joe’s mom, Shirley Schreibvogel. Carole argued that the transfer of Joe’s Oklahoma zoo to his mother was fraudulent.
According to People’s sources the complaint filed showed that, “Schreibvogel later admitted under oath that the zoo land was transferred to her by Joe [Exotic] to remove it from the reach of creditors, including BCR, should BCR win its Florida lawsuit.” Welp. There you have it the land is Carole’s.
Depsite what you might think of Carole, this could potentially be a good move. The zoo has been “operating on fumes,” according to Director Eric Goode. “No one is going now and there’s no source of income, and that’s been going on for a long time…It’s not something that has just happened because of what’s happening the world today,” he shared. Think of the animals and how they must be living.
Jeff has “120 days to vacate the premises – including all of his animals currently residing there,” People reports. Lowe, Big Cat Rescue, and Joe’s Public Defender have not yet commented on the matter. It’s safe to say Carole’s happy. Joe on the other hand is now at Dallas-Fort Worth medical center, “after he was exposed to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19),” People reports with the help of Fox 25. The moral of the story is, you can’t beat a woman like a Carole. Just look at what her husband does for her.
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TELL US-WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT CAROL’S WIN? WHAT IS JOE EXOTIC THINKING? WILL JEFF LOWE CONTEST THIS IN COURT?
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