Carole Baskin really thought she’d walk away from Tiger King looking reputable. I’m not sure what else can be said about her wildly confusing behavior and decision making throughout the entire series/life. That about sums it up. And despite refusing to return to season 2, Carole is still putting herself into the crossfire as the release date approaches.
Season 2 of Tiger King is set to premiere on Netflix on November 17th. Meanwhile, Carole has her own show called Carole Baskin’s Cage Fight set to air on Discovery+. Carole’s new show is described as a “docuseries” that follows her, Joe Exotic’s niece, and a homicide detective. This rag tag crew will be featured as they investigate the treatment of the big cats housed at Joe Exotic’s old zoo. Noble indeed.
Despite using Tiger King as a stepping stone to her own spotlight, Carole is apparently displeased that her image is still being used to market on Netflix. A few weeks ago Carole and her husband Howard Baskin filed a complaint against the streaming service after being featured in the Tiger King season 2 trailer. According to People, the couple called the use of their images a breach of contract.
The Baskin’s are claiming that any use of season one footage is a violation of the release forms they had signed prior to filming. Netflix and the production company, Royal Goode Productions, has another interpretation of things, though. They say the Baskin’s signed nine appearance releases and two location release agreements which “explicitly permits [Netflix] to use the footage in later projects.”
Further, the document is reported to state the following; “Defendants did not need to obtain a release from Plaintiffs to use the footage in Tiger King 2 or its promotional trailers. And there is nothing in any of the appearance releases that prohibits any use of the footage. Accordingly, Plaintiffs have no claim at all, much less one that can evade Defendants’ First Amendment.”
These giant cats (and legal teams) still don’t have Carole’s tongue, though. She released a statement saying, “While we cannot stop Netflix and Royal Goode Productions from producing low-brow, salacious and sensational programing, we do believe that we have the right to control footage filmed of us under false pretenses. We like to believe that most Americans will agree that we should be entitled to protect our reputations in this manner and hold entertainment giants to their word.” I’m actually pretty sure most Americans reading these reports are on stand by to watch whatever mess Netflix churns out next…
TELL US – WILL YOU BE WATCHING TIGER KING 2? ARE YOU GOING TO PAY FOR DISCOVERY+ TO SEE CAROLE TAKE ON THE TIGER KING’S KINGDOM?
[Photo Credit: Netflix]