By CURT Anderson, AP Legal Affairs Secretary
ST. Petersburg, Fla.
Carol Baskin, co-founder of Netflix, the non-profit Big Cat Rescue, and her husband have agreed in writing that the article may be used in the future and that it is trying to block the company’s initial right to speak.
The lawsuit alleges that Baskin and Joe Ectic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passege, are awaiting trial in Tampa Federal Court during a recent twist in the middle of the documentary “Tiger King’s Murder, Murder and Madness.”
Netflix said in a court filing Monday that the sequel is scheduled to air on November 17.
The first series released in March 2020 was as popular as the Corona virus restrictions, forcing people to stay home. In the first month, it attracted 64 million viewers and was nominated for six Amy Awards, the company said.
Much of the series focuses on the conflict between Baskin and Maldodo-Passage in the former Oklahoma Zoo between tigers, lions, and other large cats. Maldonado-Passage was arrested after being convicted of plotting to assassinate Baskin.
According to Baskin, she and her husband, Howard Baskin, believe that their filming will only be used in a documentary. Series, especially She had something to do with the disappearance of her ex-husband, Don Lewis, in 1997, who was pronounced dead in 2002, but his body was not found.
“Baskin believed that any follower, no matter how disgusting, would not include any of their footage,” the lawsuit alleges. “Tiger King I was not cruel and unfair, especially in the images of Baskin and Big Cat’s rescue.”
Baskin declined to comment further on Tuesday, but recently spoke to the Associated Press about the upcoming Discovery + two-part series “Carol Beskin Cage Fight” about tiger pets and animal ownership. Animals. Baskin has crumbled for better treatment for large cats.
“We have never been misled as Tiger King editors,” Baskin told the APA. And they are right. I mean, it wasn’t like our first experience and we can’t do it again. Okay, well, that was horrible, but that’s all. That’s not it. The industry
However, Netflix said Baskins had agreed in writing that all of its interviews and images of the Tampa cat shelter would be used for future projects. Beyond that, Netlix lawyers say the breach follows the unconstitutional right to freedom of expression and that Baskins can sue only after his release.
Netflix attorney Rachel Fuget said in court documents that “the defendants do not need to leave the plaintiffs to use the recording or promotional trailer in Tiger King 2.” “They have no claim, but they can escape the defendants’ initial amendment,” Betskins said.
Netflix also claims that Baskin has used the popularity of “Tiger King” for personal gain and that it has even appeared on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” as a “pop culture event” due to the program. He said.
The Tampa federal judge in charge of the case did not make a decision until Tuesday afternoon.
In the case of the Maldonado-Passage, the Court of Appeals recently reduced the 22-year sentence for the Baskin murder-employment conspiracy. He is being held at the Federal Prison in Fort Worth, Texas.
Maldonado-Passej announced last week that he had severe prostate cancer and asked people to pray on his Twitter account.
Alicia Rancilio, a New York-based Associate Press contributor, contributed to the story.
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