This month, a judge ruled in favor of Baskin’s rescue of big cats in her lawsuit against Greater Wynnewood Development Group, LLC, a company once owned by Joe Exotic, giving her control of G.W. Oklahoma Zoo.
So his team spoke for him from Twitter.
“While we acknowledge again that it is indeed time to pray for justice for the George Floyd family, as well as to stop systemic racism in America, we must turn to Carol [sic] Baskin’s betrayal before it goes unchecked, ”he read a tweet from an account run by the Maldonado-Passage team’s management.
His team posted a lengthy statement on the “Help Free Joe” website, in which the “Joe Exotic Team” said it was “praying for justice for the George Floyd family, as well as for an end to systemic racism in America.”
A few lines later, the statement said Maldonado-Passage’s legal team is filing complaints, while his media team is providing public support.
CNN contacted a Maldonado-Passage attorney for comment and is waiting to respond.
A court order granting 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 data show.
The current owner of the zoo, “Tiger King” fan Jeff Lowe, must leave the premises within 120 days of the order and remove all animals.
Lowe’s attorney told CNN the verdict was not unexpected, and Lowe is currently focused on opening a new “Tiger King” park in the next 120 days.
CNN’s Jennifer Henderson and Hollie Silverman contributed to this report.