Netflix's 'Tiger King' prompts sheriff to seek leads in cold case

Carla Harmon
March 31, 2020

So on the latest episode of The Big Podcast With Shaq he addressed his appearance in Tiger King and his relationship with Joe Exotic.

There's also another petition to have Donald Trump pardon Joe Exotic, while a third is asking for the Big Cat Safety Act to be passed in order to stop the private breeding of big cats.

The sheriff of Hillsborough County, Florida, has issued a renewed plea to the public for any information regarding the 1997 disappearance of a man who was the second husband of an animal rights activist featured in the chart-topping new Netflix docuseries, "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness".


As the peroxide blonde-mulleted, baby tiger-clutching, sequin shirt-wearing hero of our story, we figured who better to play him than the peroxide blonde godfather of punk himself, Iggy Pop.

Joe Exotic was sentenced to 22 years in prison in January, after he was found guilty of multiple charges, including murder-plot-for-hire and illegally selling tiger cubs.

Viewers of Netflix's seven-part documentary series "Tiger King" got to see a cameo by Newark, N.J. native and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal. Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage - speculated that Baskin was somehow responsible for the death of Mr. Lewis, a claim she adamantly denies.


Tiger King reminds us that humanity isn't all NHS angels and delivery driver heroes, that in these dark times we also want to see the worst of us too, the vulgar, the profane, the immoral, the seedy. We went back a couple times.

"As far as I can tell, their only goal was to make something as inflammatory and salacious as possible so that Netflix would pay them millions for it", Howard said in a video posted on Big Cat Rescue's Facebook page, according to ABC Action News. "I'm righteous. I don't harm tigers. Don't know him. Never had any business dealings with him, and I had no idea any of that stuff was going on." . I do it all the time.


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