Carole Baskin Given Joe Exotic’s Zoo

The Netflix doc Tiger King gripped the imagination of the country for roughly a day when it came out because we were all stuck inside and nothing was on fire, and there are about fifty to a hundred factionalized adaptations coming over the next few years.

The story of dueling exotic tiger rescues/zoos, one of whom may have hired a hit man to kill the other and one of whom may have fed her husband to her tigers Kingsman style got another twist as nominal good guy and possible husband-chopper-upper Carole Baskin has taken over Joe Exotic’s former zoo.

CNN reports that Baskin was awarded the land as part of a trademark infringement lawsuit that Baskin won again Exotic in 2011.

In 2011, Baskin won a trademark infringement lawsuit against against Maldanado-Passage — who was ordered to pay her $1 million. In a second suit, filed in 2016, she claimed he had subsequently transferred the Oklahoma property to his mother in a bid to evade creditors. On Monday a federal judge in Oklahoma City ordered that the property be turned over to Baskin.

An attorney for Jeff Lowe, the current owner of the park, told CNN the judgment was not unexpected.

It sounds like she’s just getting the land and not any of the tigers. Presumably any zoo animals will move to Lowe’s new Tiger King Park which is scheduled to open in the next 120 days, the same period of time they were given to vacate the zoo Baskin won in the suit.

Baskin’s husband said that “the court documents which speak for themselves,” something I would also say if I was married to Carole Baskin and she just even more land to keep tigers on. I would take her side on absolutely everything. “Yes, honey, that bitch Becky at work is clearly out to get you. And this steak is so moist and tender… that’s the sous vide you say, great thinking honey.”

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