As of Monday, Carole Baskin, one of the stars of Netflix’s hit TV show Tiger King has filed a lawsuit against the streaming service for using footage of her without permission. The second season of Tiger King is set to debut later this month, and Baskin hopes to stop the release.
Carole and her husband Howard Baskin have said in a statement that “Our agreement to participate with Goode and Chaiklin was expressly limited to using our film footage in a single documentary motion picture. Even giving them the benefit of the doubt that TK1 is a legitimate documentary motion picture, that was the extent of our agreement.”
They have expressed their surprise to seeing they feature in the trailer for Tiger King 2
“We made it very clear to Goode and Chaiklin that we had no desire or intent to be involved in TK2. When Netflix released its Official Tiger King 2 Trailer last week, we were shocked to see that we were going to be a central theme of the sequel and they were using the film footage again without our permission.”
The first season of Tiger King was released in March 2020, at the outbreak of the pandemic, and was one of Netflix’s most popular shows.