And the Claws Are Out!

The Tiger Queen everybody loves to hate, Carole Baskin, is suing Netflix over the upcoming Tiger King 2.

The Big Cat Rescue boss and her husband, Howard Baskin (for those keeping track, that’s her second husband), submitted a complaint to federal court aiming to stop the streaming service and directors Rebecca Chaiklin and Eric Goode’s company Royal Good Productions from launching their five-episode sequel on 17 November.

The couple have argued the filmmakers have no right to use any footage left over from 2020’s Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness under the deals they signed in 2016 and 2018 and they will be caused “irreparable injury” if it is broadcast.

Baskin has been vocal in the past about her unhappiness at the way she was depicted on the show, in particular the scrutiny over her missing first husband, Don Lewis, however, a federal judge has denied the couple their request for a temporary restraining order to stop the programme.

Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington ruled: “While the Court understands the Baskins’ frustration, it does not appear that inclusion of Defendants’ footage of the Baskins will cause any immediate harm that cannot be compensated with monetary damages.”

The case has now been referred for a further hearing.