In case you don’t know, Baskin quickly became public enemy number one after the release of Tiger King 1 last year, as theories circulated about her killing her former husband, her several attempts to shut down Joe Exotic’s tiger park, and in all honesty, she was simply an unlikable person on the show.
She’s trying to cancel Tiger King 2… or at least any footage of her.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Baskin is suing Netflix and Royal Goode Productions in Florida federal court, and filed an emergency motion Monday for a temporary restraining order that would keep them from using any footage of Baskins and Big Cat Rescue on season two.
Carole and her husband Howard filed after Tiger King dropped the trailer for season two on November 17th, with her and her husband claiming the promo:
“Prominently depicts the Baskins as a central element of the sequel through the use of the film footage acquired by Royal Goode Productions.”
The Baskins claim that the footage had breached the appearance release that they signed for the first season.
“The Appearance Releases limited Royal Goode Productions’ right to use film footage of the Baskins to ‘a documentary motion picture.’
Throughout the Appearance Releases there is only reference to and mention of ‘the Picture.’ No mention is made of granting Royal Goode Production sequel rights, rights to create derivative works from ‘the Picture’ or additional seasons or episodes.
By utilizing the film footage of the Baskins and Big Cat Rescue secured by Royal Goode Productions under the Appearance Releases in ‘sizzle reels’ and promotional trailers for the sequel entitled ‘Tiger King 2,’ the Defendants are in breach of the terms of the Appearance Releases.”
Pretty much, this all stems from how the Baskins and Big Cat Rescue was portrayed in season one, and they’re terrified season two could make it 100 times worse.
“Tiger King 1 was particularly harsh and unfair in its depiction of the Baskins and Big Cat Rescue.
‘The ‘Tiger King 1’ series wrongly attempted to suggest that Big Cat Rescue abused its animals by keeping them in very small cages while not making it clear that the animals actually reside in expansive enclosures.
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.
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.”