The Massive Cat Rescue CEO opened up about how the Netflix docu-series portrayed her rivalry with the GW Zoo proprietor.
She mentioned on Free Ladies: ‘Joe and I by no means had a dialog. We have now nonetheless by no means had a dialog.’
The 59-year-old added: ‘So in the event that they had been promoting the thought of it being this large “feud”, that they had loads of Joe trash-talking me, however they couldn’t get me to trash-talk him.
‘And each time the producers would strive, I saved going again to [how] he’s simply considered one of these folks that’s abusing these animals, this can be a entire trade and this an even bigger image.’
Within the collection, the pair are portrayed to be fierce rivals, with Joe making sensational allegations about Carole – together with that she killed her husband Don Lewis who disappeared in 1997.
She has at all times strongly denied being concerned in his disappearance.
Joe Unique starred in Netflix’s Tiger King (Credit: AP)
Carole went on to say that she believes she was misled by filmmakers, who pitched the collection to her as the large cat model of Blackfish, which investigated the captivity of orcas.
‘Similar to everybody else on the planet, we sat down and binged it and we had been gobsmacked,’ she mentioned.
Filmmaker Rebecca Chaiklin has beforehand addressed Carole’s claims, saying: ‘I might simply say we had been utterly forthright with the characters.
Carole opened up about her expertise filming the collection (Image: Free Ladies)
‘With any mission that goes on for 5 years, issues evolve and alter, and we adopted it as any good storyteller does. We might have by no means recognized once we began this mission that it was going to land the place it did.’
She added: ‘Carole talked about her private life, her childhood, abuse from her first and second husband, the disappearance of her ex, Don Lewis. She knew that this was not nearly … it’s not a Blackfish due to the issues she spoke about. She actually wasn’t coerced.’
The star additionally spoke on Free Ladies in regards to the current accident at her sanctuary, which saw an employee get bitten by a tiger.
She mentioned the staffer, Sweet Couser, is recovering in hospital, and docs had been capable of save her arm.
Tiger King: Homicide, Mayhem and Insanity was launched earlier this yr, and adopted large cat collectors and conservationists within the US.
Free Lady airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV and Tiger King is accessible to stream on Netflix.
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