Louis Theroux has admitted that he had a hard time not liking Tiger King star Joe Exotic when they made a documentary together almost ten years ago.
The 49-year-old British filmmaker met Joe when he made the documentary Louis Theroux Dangerous Pets in 2011 and said his “resentment” against arch-rival Carole Baskin had “bothered” him even then.
Big cat breeder Joe, born in Joseph Maldonado Passage, is currently serving 22 years for 17 cases of animal abuse and murder of Carole, a big cat activist from Tampa, Florida.
But despite Joe’s longstanding feud with his rival, Louis told the Sunday Times that he had “no idea”
Louis Theroux, 49, admitted he had a hard time not liking Tiger King star Joe Exotic, 57, when they were making a documentary together almost ten years ago (pictured while filming).
Louis admitted that he found the self-proclaimed Tiger King “pretty strange” and said the animal lover was busy with his rival Carole Baskin
Louis revealed: “It was hard not to like the man himself, perhaps because he didn’t seem to hide many of his misdeeds, nor because he took himself too seriously.”
And the British filmmaker revealed that Joe was obsessed with Carole even then, even when he was making his own documentary.
He said, “Joe’s resentment against Carole kept him busy when we were filming. He would scold her and mention his belief that she had killed one of her husbands.”
But despite the ongoing feud and Joe’s bizarre personality, Louis said he could never have predicted that he would be involved in the murder.
Carole Baskin (pictured) was portrayed by Joe Exotic, an animal rights activist and CEO of Big Cats Rescue in Tampa, Florida
The new successful Netflix show The Tiger King explores theories about the disappearance of Baskin’s second husband Jack ‘Don’ King in 1997 and was explored in the new successful Netflix shoe The Tiger King. Exotic suggests that she may have murdered him.
On the show, the eccentric country singer, who ran for president in 2016 and governor of Oklahoma in 2018, often accused his enemy of killing her husband in the film, and even read out a copy of her diary to help viewers of his Convincing internet show was guilty.
The beef between Joe and Carole started the activist’s campaign against the zookeeper when she claimed that hundreds of lions and tigers in Oklahoma were mistreated by his hands.
Another topic that was examined in the documentary was the love life of the openly gay polygamist with gun violence. Louis claimed that he had a third man in his home arrangement while they were filming.
Joseph Maldonado passage, also known as “Joe Exotic”. Maldonado-Passage was convicted in an unsuccessful attempt to murder Carole Baskin, the founder of Big Cat Rescue, who he has repeatedly accused of killing her husband Jack ‘Don’ Lewis
Joe The longest marriage existed from 1986 to 2001 with Brian Rhyne, followed by his association with J.C. Hartpence.
He then had a three-way wedding to Travis Moldonado and John Finlay in 2014, but a 23-year-old Moldonado died in 2017 after the authorities said he accidentally shot himself in the head.
His last marriage was with Dillon Passage in December 2017, with the duo when Joe was arrested in 2018.
In a brand new interview with Netflix, Exotic says he’s “done with the Carole Baskin saga”, turns a new page, and focuses on getting out of jail and clearing his name
Joe gave his first interview since the documentary was broadcast yesterday, claiming that he was “done with the Carole Baskin saga,” turned a page, and focused on getting out of jail and clearing his name.
“I’m done with the Carole Baskin saga,” he said in an interview with Netflix. “Now is the time to turn the tables and Joe comes out of prison as a free man and gets rid of all these charges.”
According to Joe’s fourth husband, Passage, Exotic was held in isolation in Grady County Prison in Chickasha, Oklahoma, because his previous prison had COVID-19 cases.