This month, a judge ruled in favor of Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue in his lawsuit against Greater Wynnewood Development Group, LLC, once owned by Joe Exotic, giving it control of G.W. Zoo in Oklahoma.
So his team spoke for him on Twitter.
“While we recognize that it is indeed time to pray for justice for George Floyd’s family and end systemic racism in America, we must turn to Carol. [sic] Baskin’s betrayal before being deselected, “read a tweet from an account managed by the Maldonado-Passage management team.
His team released a longer statement on the “Help Free Joe” website, in which the “Joe Exotic Team” said he “prays for George Floyd’s family and the end of systemic racism in America.”
A few lines later, the statement states that the Maldonado-Passage legal team is filing appeals while its media team is calling for public support.
CNN has contacted the Maldonado-Passage lawyer for comment and is awaiting an answer.
The court order that granted Baskin control of G.W. The zoo gives her 16 acres of land in Garvin County, Oklahoma, as well as several cabins and vehicles, court documents show.
The current owner of the zoo, “Tiger King” support player Jeff Lowe, must leave the premises within 120 days of placing the order and also remove all animals.
Lowe’s attorney told CNN that the trial was not unexpected and Lowe is currently focused on opening a new “Tiger King” park within the next 120 days.
Jennifer Henderson and CNN’s Hollie Silverman contributed to this report.
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