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Louis Theroux Doesn't Believe Carole Baskin Fed Her Husband To Tigers

Louis Theroux Doesn't Believe Carole Baskin Fed Her Husband To Tigers

Louis Theroux says he doesn't believe Tiger King's Carole Baskin fed her ex-husband to her tigers.

The journalist - who spent time with the series' eccentric zookeeper Joe Exotic at GW Zoo for his 2011 documentary America's Most Dangerous Pets - has been answering questions about his take on the pair's feud.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness landed on Netflix earlier this month and tells the story of gun-toting polygamist Joe Maldonado-Passage, a.k.a. 'Joe Exotic', who looks after a roadside zoo in Oklahoma and was convicted of trying to have Carole killed.

The series also investigates rumours that Carole murdered her ex-husband Don Lewis and fed him to her tigers.

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However, this isn't a theory that Louis buys into.

Louis doesn't believe Carole fed Don to the tigers. Credit: Netflix
Louis doesn't believe Carole fed Don to the tigers. Credit: Netflix

Responding to a question on his Instagram account, the 49-year-old said: "Joe told me the same thing in 2011. My opinion is, it seems very unlikely."

But while he may not think she is responsible for that, Louis went on to say that he thinks she may be at fault for the coronavirus pandemic... Well, not really.

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When asked about it, the filmmaker joked: "I think she invented it by accident one day when her flowery headband got caught in her meat grinder."

On a more serious note, Louis did go into more detail about the time he spent with Joe and his team at GW Zoo.

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He revealed that the film was tough to make because Joe was extremely suspicious of how he was going to be portrayed - calling the whole thing off at one point.

Louis said: "I liked spending time with him. He wasn't always relaxing to be around though. He was worried about the angle of our documentary. He pulled access for a bit, then we talked him back.

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Louis spent time with Joe for his 2001 documentary. Credit: PA
Louis spent time with Joe for his 2001 documentary. Credit: PA

"Another time I remember him freaking out because we filming near the chimpanzee enclosure and the chimps were going nuts and flinging s**t at one of the keepers.

"I just remember hearing on the keeper's radio, 'I want those BBC guys out of there! I don't want them filming the chimps going crazy!'"

Louis added: "I did a long interview with Joe on our last day where I pushed him a bit hard.

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"I recall he was crying and then he took off his mic at one point and stomped off and then he came back.

"He's an emotional dude and he was constantly saying that the park was on the verge of collapse due to its bills.

"The most troubling thing he said was probably that if the park went bankrupt he would kill all the animals."

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is currently available to watch on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Interesting, Coronavirus, UK Entertainment, US Entertainment

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]