Tiger King star Carole Baskin takes control of rival Joe Exotic’s zoo after court finds documents he used to transfer him to business partner Jeff Lowe were fraudulent
- Tiger King star Carole Baskin takes control of his Joe Exotic zoo in Oklahoma
- Judge ruled documents from Exotic to Jeff Lowe and his mother fraudulent on Monday and made false documents to avoid creditors
- Land given to Baskin to help satisfy a million dollar judgment that Exotic was ordered to pay her for copyright infringement
- Lowe has 120 days to vacate, including all exotic animals
- Exotic is currently in jail after being convicted of animal abuse and murder for conspiracy to kill Baskin
Tiger King star Carole Baskin was taken over by rival rival Joe Exotic in Oklahoma after control of the former zoo.
Baskin is the owner of Big Cat Rescue and his big competitor is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic, as pointed out by the successful Netflix docuseries Tiger King.
Joe Exotic left 16.4-acre GW Exotic Animal Memorial Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma to his former business partner Jeff Lowe and his mother, but a judge ruled that his transfer of zoo land a few years ago was fraudulent , it was revealed on Monday.
The judge granted Baskin control of the land to help satisfy a million dollar judgment that Exotic had been ordered to pay her for copyright infringement.
Tiger King star Carole Baskin gained control of rival Joe Exotic’s former zoo in Oklahoma following a bomb judge ruling
Joe Exotic left 16.4-acre GW Exotic Animal Memorial Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma to his former business partner Jeff Lowe and his mother, but a judge ruled that his transfer of zoo land a few years ago was fraudulent , it was revealed on Monday. He is currently serving a 22-year sentence for animal abuse and hiring a hitman to kill Baskin
Exotic is currently in jail after being convicted of animal abuse and a conspiracy murder to kill Baskin. He is serving a 22-year sentence in a federal prison.
Lowe has 120 days to vacate the premises, including all of his exotic animals resident there, according to a copy of the decision published by Courthouse News Service.
Big Cat Rescue also obtained ownership of several additional cabins and several vehicles on the property.
Baskin Big Cat Rescue sued Exotic’s mother Shirley M. Schreibvogel, alleging that the transfer from the Oklahoma Zoo was fraudulent in February 2016.
Schreibvogel would have admitted later in 2015 that the zoo grounds had been fraudulently handed over to him in 2011 to avoid creditors.
“ Schreibvogel later admitted under oath that the zoo land had been transferred to him by Joe Maldonado to remove it from the reach of creditors, including BCR, if BCR won his Florida lawsuit, ” said the complaint.
A view of the 16.4 acre exoticism from G.W. Exotic Animal Memorial Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma above
Massive property was where Exotic held many of its tigers and lions and exotic animals
An aerial view of the famous Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park which was highlighted in the Netflix Tiger King docuseries above
The zoo had reopened last month and was renamed Tiger King Park following the craze and massive sequel to the Netflix documentary.
However, according to Tiger King director Eric Goode, it didn’t make a lot of money.
“No one goes there now and there is no source of income, and it has been going on for a long time. It’s not something that just happened because of what’s going on in the world today, ” Goode told Entertainment Weekly in March.
But Lowe said he and his wife Lauren weren’t too stifled by the loss of the property, as they had already opened a new park in Oklahoma as well.
Jeff Lowe has managed the park for several years. In the photo above with his wife Lauren
“We have long anticipated that the judge will eventually overturn the 2016 land transfer. We are grateful that he dragged his decision so long and gave us time to complete the new Tiger King Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma, behind the biggest casino in the world, “said Loew to TMZ.
‘Considering [Carole] has spent about $ 2.5 million chasing her $ 1 million judgment, we congratulate her on her new 16-acre acquisition in rural Oklahoma, “said the couple.
“ The possibility that human remains are buried on this earth should make her feel at home, ” they added, citing rumors that Baskin may have killed her second missing husband, Don Lewis, who disappeared without leaving trace in 1997.
Exotic carried on the theory that Baskin killed her husband and fed his body with one of the big cats on his reserve.