If you thought you’d get to make amends for all issues Tiger King earlier than one thing else occurred, assume once more. The Netflix docuseries has extra twists and turns than a curler coaster (and it’s nonetheless going). It’s no surprise followers can’t get sufficient of Joseph Maldonado-Passage (aka Joe Exotic), his motley crew, and Carole Baskin theories. Now, there’s another person talking on Maldonado-Passage’s behalf — grownup actress, Rachell Starr — and he or she claims the collection shouldn’t be the reality.
Who is Rachel Starr and the way does she know ‘Joe Exotic’?
As if Tiger King wasn’t wild sufficient, grownup actress, Rachel Starr, chimed in along with her opinion. She revealed how the collection represented her friend, Joseph Maldonado-Passage (aka Joe Exotic). She seems briefly within the second episode of the seven-part collection.
Starr’s picture is on Maldonado-Passage’s Instagram web page, the place she’s tagged. He initially referred to as her his “best friend,” however in different photographs, he deems her as his “sister.”
Starr shouldn’t be Maldonado-Passage’s organic sister. She claims the 2 have recognized one another round eight years when, “a mutual colleague of theirs asked her to do a photo shoot with him in Wynnewood,” the Dallas Observer reported.
The two hit it off “within the first 10 minutes,” and have been shut ever since. The outlet added Starr has visited Maldonado-Passage “numerous times a year over many years of knowing him.”
Starr’s affect on Maldonado-Passage wasn’t sufficient to tug him again from his emotions on Baskin.
Starr informed Maldonado-Passage to not search revenge on Carole Baskin
Following Tiger King’s launch, mass hysteria has perpetuated theories relating to Maldonado-Passage’s nemesis, Carole Baskin. Viewers have main opinions on whether or not or not Baskin had something to do along with her second husband Don Lewis’s disappearance.
Due to the recognition of Tiger King and public curiosity in all issues Baskin, the 1997 case has been reopened. The collection doesn’t reveal what every “star” believes when it comes to Baskin’s innocence. However, Maldonado-Passage has been outspoken in his perception that Baskin murdered Lewis and “fed him to the tigers.”
Starr stated she has firsthand expertise relating to the longtime feud between Baskin and Maldonado-Passage. She admitted she felt “horrified” at Baskin’s remedy in direction of her friend. She even suggested Maldonado-Passage to not react or search revenge.
“Unfortunately, he didn’t listen and was consumed with his following on social media growing and going viral with high view count,” she stated. “I imagine it influenced his habits significantly to ‘create shocking content’ within the identify of excessive views, which later was used in opposition to him in courtroom. I don’t imagine on any stage that Joe was able to homicide for rent, however these movies he filmed rattling certain didn’t assist sway the jury to assume in any other case.
She continued: This saddens me deeply, as he is without doubt one of the few individuals in leisure I grew to become very shut mates with. … I’m blessed to have him as a friend.”
Maldonado-Passage has since stated he’s “over the Carole Baskin saga.” He’s at the moment serving a 22-year jail sentence for an alleged murder-for-hire plot in opposition to Baskin (amongst different fees).
Here’s what Starr thinks of ‘Tiger King’
Despite Tiger King’s success amongst viewers, those that have a private connection to “stars” of the collection have a special outlook. This is true of Starr, who referred to as the docuseries “a skewed version of the truth.”
“The animals were fully taken care of, above and beyond,” she stated. “Very clean cages, quality food and lots of attention were given to them many times daily. I highly disagree with how the documentary portrays GW Zoo and the [condition of the] animals.”
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness is on the market on Netflix.