Carole Baskin is reportedly suing Netflix over footage of her from Tiger King 2.
According to Variety, Carole Baskin and her husband Harold filed a suit in their Tampa hometown yesterday (November 1st). The suit is against Netflix and the Tiger King production company, Royal Goode Productions.
Baskin claims that Royal Goode Productions breached their contract by using footage of her in Tiger King 2. Allegedly, they had only legally agreed to appear in the first season of the docuseries. They also asserted that they were shocked to see footage of them in the trailer for the second season. They demanded that all clips of them be removed from trailers and the series in the future.
Carole Baskin Sues Netflix for Using Footage of Her in ‘Tiger King 2’ https://t.co/4N3quTnLdT
— Variety (@Variety) November 1, 2021
“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,” the suit details. “The Appearance Releases limited Royal Goode Productions’ right to use film footage of the Baskins to ‘a documentary motion picture.'”
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“Throughout the Appearance Releases there is only reference to and mention of ‘the Picture,'” the lawsuit continues. “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.”
A few days ago, Netflix shared the first trailer for Tiger King 2. The hit Netflix series is set to make its return next month on November 17th. This time, it’ll focus even further on the rivalry between Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin. Exotic may be in prison after arranging a murder-for-hire plot against Baskin, but the show will dig deeper into the story.