Tiger King star Carole Baskin claims she has received a number of death threats from strangers since the documentary dropped on Netflix.
The seven-part series follows the war between Joe Exotic, the eccentric owner of G.W. Zoo, and the equally eccentric Carole, animal activist and lead at Big Cat Rescue, who was trying to take him down.
The documentary covered the most bonkers plot twists including hundreds of tigers, a country music career, polygamy, a mysterious disappearance, a murder-for-hire plot, potential murder of animals, tragic deaths, drug kingpins, and the black market sale of exotic animals.
Although since it’s launch on Netflix, Carole has claimed she has received death threats from strangers who somehow have managed to find her phone number.
In her first-ever interview since the documentary, Carole and her husband Howard Baskin explained how people ‘completely missed the point’.
Speaking to Tampa Times Carole explained: ‘The point is these cubs are being abused and exploited and the public is enabling that.’
Carole also told how she was scared to leave her home because of the threats she had received.
It also follows after Carole hit out at the docuseries for inaccuracies as she insists she had nothing to do with her ex-husband’s disappearance.
Taking to the Big Cat Rescue website, Carole accused the series of being ‘salacious and sensational’ just to draw in viewers.
She also spoke of their relationship and insisted she did everything to help the police with their inquiry.
‘Don was not easy to live with and like most couples we had our moments,’ she said.
‘But I never threatened him and I certainly had nothing to do with his disappearance.
‘When he disappeared, I did everything I could to assist the police.’
In the post, she also told how his behaviour before he disappeared became ‘increasingly strange’.
‘He started refusing to use the bathroom and defecating outside. He brought in a homeless man to stay in our house,’ she explained.
‘I rescheduled an appointment for him to see the specialist Dr Gold but he disappeared before the appointment date.’
Going through the series of events that led to his disappearance, Carole recalled: ‘There is no short, simple way to refute so many lies.
‘If you do want to know the truth, it requires understanding the history of events in the years before my husband’s disappearance and the roles and behaviours of the people interviewed in the series.’
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Netflix for comment.
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is available now on Netflix.
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