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Carole Baskin asks Netflix to see her in court. By deadline, the animal rights activist and her husband have taken legal action against the streamer and Royal Goode Productions for “unauthorized” use of footage from The Baskins in Tiger King 2. Their lawsuit alleges breach of contract because the production company’s release forms only referred to a single documentary (which the couple said was billed as a big cat version of Black fish). “No mention is made of the granting of resale rights to Royal Goode Production, rights to create derivative works of the image or additional seasons or episodes,” the 21-page complaint reads. “Using footage from Baskins and Big Cat Rescue obtained by Royal Goode Productions under Appearance Releases in” sizzle reels “and promotional trailers for the sequel titled Tiger King 2, the Defendants are in breach of the terms of the Waivers of Appearance. “
Baskin openly declared his disapproval of his performance in the first King tiger, which went viral in 2020 and has many viewers questioning whether she murdered her ex-husband Don Lewis (she vehemently denied that claim). Since the trailer for Tiger King 2 promises the original series “has only scratched the surface,” it’s no surprise the Baskins weren’t happy to see footage from their past interviews included in the follow-up preview. They demand to be removed from Tiger King 2, which is currently slated for release on November 17, along with any promotional content unrelated to the first show. The couple are also seeking an injunction, costs and a jury trial. Claw out.