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Tiger King’s Carole Baskin REFUSES to appear in reunion episode after claiming the Netflix docuseries is full of ‘lies and innuendos’By Olivia Wheeler For Mailonline Published: 10:29, 7 April 2020 | Updated: 11:28, 7 April 2020 Carole Baskin has refused to appear in the rumoured Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness reunion episode.The Big Cat Rescue owner,…

Tiger King’s Carole Baskin REFUSES to appear in reunion episode after claiming the Netflix docuseries is full of ‘lies and innuendos’

By Olivia Wheeler For Mailonline

Published: | Updated:

Carole Baskin has refused to appear in the rumoured Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness reunion episode.

The Big Cat Rescue owner, 58, who has claimed the Netflix docuseries is full of ‘lies and innuendos’, has said that she wasn’t approached and wouldn’t participate. 

Joe Exotic’s husband Dillon Passage also revealed that he wasn’t ‘contacted’ to be a part of the live reunion episode, which is still yet to be confirmed by the streaming giant.

No reunion! Carole Baskin has refused to appear in the rumoured Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness reunion episode

Carole’s representative told Entertainment Weekly: ‘We have not been approached about a new episode and would not participate if asked.’

While Joe Exotic’s husband Dillon told Andy Cohen on Monday during his SiriusXM show: ‘It’s going to be a live episode, kind of like a reunion. Netflix didn’t contact me to be a part of that.’

When asked if Carole would be taking part, he added: ‘I have no idea. It’s more like a talent interview. That’s how [producers] described it.’

‘Lies and innuendos’: The Big Cat Rescue owner, 58, who has claimed the Netflix docuseries is full of ‘lies and innuendos’, has said that she wasn’t approached and wouldn’t participate (her enemy Joe Exotic pictured in his mug shot) 

Docuseries: The hit series filmed in Oklahoma followed former zoo owner Joe (pictured), who is currently serving 22 years for 17 counts of animal abuse and a murder-for-hire plot of his arch-nemesis Carole, a big-cat campaigner from Tampa, Florida 

The rumoured reunion episode is still yet to be confirmed by Netflix and was first revealed last week by Jeff Lowe.

Jeff, 67, who took over Joe’s G.W Zoo, said he was filming with the streaming giant and the episode would be released this week.

Sharing a video with his wife Lauren Dropla, 28, to Twitter last week, he said: ‘Netflix is adding one more episode, it will be on next week, they’re filming here tomorrow.’ 

The hit series filmed in Oklahoma followed former zoo owner Joe Exotic, who is currently serving 22 years for 17 counts of animal abuse and a murder-for-hire plot of his arch-nemesis Carole, a big-cat campaigner from Tampa, Florida.

Exciting: Joe Exotic’s husband Dillon Passage told Andy Cohen on Monday during his SiriusXM show that there’s going to be a live reunion episode and he wasn’t approached to go on it 

Revealed: The rumoured reunion episode is still yet to be confirmed by Netflix and was first revealed last week by Jeff Lowe 

It comes after Carole hit out at the documentary last week in a post on her Big Cat Rescue site.

The 58-year-old animal rights activist was particularly upset that the seven-part series raises the possibility that she was involved in the disappearance of her husband Jack ‘Don’ Lewis.

Her post suggests the late businessman was suffering from dementia and behaving erratically in the weeks leading up to his disappearance, and she attributes many of the conspiracy theories to his friends and contacts of Joe Exotic.

Carole opened her lengthy post with a video featuring her current husband Howard Baskin who claimed that the filmmakers originally proposed a documentary like Blackfish, which focuses on the treatment of Orcas at aquatic theme parks. 

Hitting out: It comes after Carole hit out at the documentary last week in a post on her Big Cat Rescue site (pictured with current husband Howard) 

Misleading: Carole’s post opened with a video of her current husband Howard Baskin claiming the documentary makers presented their movie as an update on Blackfish

‘When the directors of the Netflix documentary Tiger King came to us five years ago they said they wanted to make the big cat version of Blackfish (the documentary that exposed abuse at SeaWorld),’ Carole wrote.

‘That would expose the misery caused by the rampant breeding of big cat cubs for cub petting exploitation and the awful life the cats lead in roadside zoos and back yards if they survive.’

But she said the series that was ultimately produced had ‘the sole goal of being as salacious and sensational as possible to draw viewers.’ 

Falling apart: Carole was particularly upset that the seven-part series raises the possibility that she was involved in the disappearance of her husband Jack ‘Don’ Lewis (pictured), something she vehemently denies 

She went on to deride the ‘lies and innuendos from people who are not credible’ who claimed she was involved in the 1997 disappearance of her husband Don Lewis.

Carole claimed that he was gradually showing signs of ‘mental deterioration’ for years leading up to his disappearance. 

Following the success of Netflix hit Tiger King, Investigation Discovery recently revealed it will delve into whether Carole murdered her missing husband in a limited series, Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic. 

Claims: Her post suggests the late businessman was suffering from dementia and behaving erratically in the weeks leading up to his disappearance, and she attributes many of the conspiracy theories to his friends and contacts of Joe Exotic  

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