Robert: Carole Baskin sues Netflix over appearance in “Tiger King 2”
Published on November 2nd, 2021 @ 12:00 PM
Carole Baskin is not a fan of Tiger King.
The founder of Big Cat Rescue has filed suit against Netflix, claiming the streaming service is using “unauthorized” footage of her in the upcoming follow-up to the smash 2020 documentary.
“Defendants’ unauthorized use of the film footage of the Baskins and Big Cat Rescue secured by Royal Goode Productions under the Appearance Releases will cause the Baskins irreparable injury for which the Baskins have no adequate remedy at law,” the suit claims.
It continues, “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.”
In a statement, Carole’s husband Howard Baskin said, “While we cannot stop Netflix and Royal Goode Productions from producing low-brow, salacious and sensational programming, 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.”
Tiger King 2 hits Netflix on November 17th.