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Tiger King’s Carole Baskin announces new documentary series to ‘tell her side of the story’

Tiger King star Carole Baskin is working on her own documentary to ‘expose animal abusers’ after the Netflix series failed on its promise.

The Big Cat Rescue owner has refused to sign on for a second season of Tiger King – which she branded a ‘freak show’ after it focused on her ongoing bizarre feud with eccentric zoo owner Joe Exotic.

But now, the 59-year-old is planning on laying out her own side of the story, with a new team of people promising to bring to life the series she first agreed to.

‘There’s some other people out there working on some different pieces of this that will show [my side of the story] to a certain extent,’ Carole told Radio Times.

‘I can’t talk about their productions because they haven’t aired yet.

‘We are negotiating to come out with our own series but our series isn’t about that, it’s actually about the work that we’ve been doing all these years which is to expose the animal abusers, expose what people don’t see behind closed doors to the public and then put pressure on law enforcement to actually enforce the laws.’

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Carole believed the documentary was made to help tigers in captivity (Picture: Netflix)

Carole has been vocal about the fact that, when she agreed to do Tiger King, she believed it was a documentary series aimed to expose animal cruelty at the centre of the big cat trade.

It was only when she watched the film that she realised it had become personal, with many of the episodes focusing on her feud with Exotic, who is now in prison for an attempted hitman for hire plot against her.

One episode is dedicated almost entirely to Carole’s missing second husband Don Lewis, with Exotic making repeated, baseless claims that she ‘killed him and fed him to tigers’.

Carole has denied any and all involvement in Don’s disappearance, with the former businessman being declared dead in 2002.

But viewers of the series vilified her, and she became a relentless target for trolls.

Tiger King is available now on Netflix. 

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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