‘Tiger King’ star Carole Baskin: Joe Exotic feud was ‘fabricated’ for Netflix show
‘Tiger King’ star Carole Baskin on the popularity of the Netflix show, Joe Exotic and getting a bill passed in the House regarding ownership and handling of big cats.
Carole Baskin rose to fame rather quickly this year thanks to her infamous feud with her big cat rival Joe Exotic as documented on Netflix's widely popular docuseries "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness."
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Baskin and Joe Exotic's (real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage) feud was perhaps the biggest takeaway from the viral series, making them both sudden household names for their differences surrounding the handling of tigers. On Wednesday, Baskin appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co.," where she touched on the heightened drama between her and the eccentric former zoo owner — and according to the big cat enthusiast, the controversy between the two was falsified for the show.
"That was a freak show like nobody's ever seen," Baskin, 59, told host Ashley Webster.
Joe Exotic is serving a 22-year prison term after being found guilty of participating in a murder-for-hire plot against Baskin. When the Big Cat Rescue owner was asked if she's heard from Exotic while he's behind bars, Baskin said no and claimed the two didn't really have as much communication as viewers would think.
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