Joe Unique’s former animal playground might be a zoo no extra.
Unique’s enemy, Carole Baskin of Large Cat Rescue, has bought the Oklahoma property and one of many provisions is that the land can’t be used as a zoo for 100 years, TMZ reported Saturday.
Large Cat Rescue was awarded management over the animal park in Wynnewood by a decide in 2020, a part of the settlement in her long-standing trademark lawsuit towards Unique, whose actual title is Joseph Maldonado-Passage.
The lawsuit was filed in 2011, lengthy earlier than “Tiger King” grew to become the No. 1 present on Netflix and propelled each Unique and Baskin to freakish stardom.
Baskin registered the trademark for Large Cat Rescue in 2005. Unique used the same title Large Cat Rescue Leisure and allegedly boasted on social media that he purposely used the title to “wreck” Baskin and her non-profit firm.
Joe Unique’s Larger Wynnewood Unique Animal Par was bought for $140,000 in June by Francisco and Nelly Vazquez, in accordance with the TMZ report.
The final remaining animals on the zoo, which as soon as housed as many as 1,400 large cats, have been turned over to the Justice Division earlier this month.
Final 12 months, Unique was sentenced 22 years in a federal lockup following his conviction on costs he hatched a murder-for-hire plot to rub out Baskin.
He’s at the moment battling most cancers behind bars.