This month, a judge ruled in favor of Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue in his lawsuit against the Greater Wynnewood Development Group, LLC, the Joe Exotic company, which he once owned, giving him control of GW Zoo in Oklahoma .
His team therefore spoke for him from Twitter.
“As we once again recognize that it is really time to pray for justice for the family of George Floyd as well as to end systemic racism in America, we must speak to Carol [sic] Baskin’s betrayal before it got out of hand, “read a tweet from an account managed by Maldonado-Passage’s management team.
A few lines later, the statement said that the Maldonado-Passage legal team is filing appeals while its media team is gathering public support.
CNN has contacted Maldonado-Passage’s lawyer for comment and is awaiting news.
The court order that gave Baskin control of the G.W. The zoo gives him 16 acres of land in Garvin County, Oklahoma, as well as several cabins and vehicles, according to court records.
The current owner of the zoo, “Tiger King” support player Jeff Lowe, must vacate the premises within 120 days of ordering and remove all animals as well.
Lowe’s lawyer told CNN the ruling was not unexpected, and Lowe has 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.