Carole Baskin and her husband Howard are suing Netflix for breach of contract after footage of the couple was included in the trailer for Tiger King 2, BBC reports.
Their lawsuit states they only signed appearance release forms for the first season of the Netflix docu-series.
“The Baskins believed that any sequel – though odious – would not include any of their footage,” the spokesman said.
Carole Baskin, the owner and CEO of the Big Cat Rescue in Florida, later said she was unhappy with how she had been presented and described the series as “a reality show dumpster fire”.
The lawsuit states: “By utilising the film footage of the Baskins and Big Cat Rescue secured by Royal Goode Productions under the Appearance Releases in ‘sizzle reels’ and promotional trailers for the sequel entitled Tiger King 2, the defendants are in breach of the terms of the Appearance Releases.”
The Baskins want Royal Goode Productions and Netflix to drop all footage of them from Tiger King 2 and are seeking to take the case in front of a jury.
“The Tiger King 1 series wrongly attempted to suggest that Big Cat Rescue abused its animals by keeping them in very small cages while not making clear that the animals actually reside in expansive enclosures,” the legal papers state.
The new series, which begins on 17 November, will cover “newfound revelations… on the motivations, back stories, and secrets of America’s most notorious big cat owners”, Netflix said in a statement last week.
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