“I don’t know how they put out a Tiger King 2 when Joe Schreibvogel’s (aka Joe Exotic) in jail and I’m refusing to be played again,” Baskin said in a statement. “Rebecca Chaiklin (director of Tiger King) said she wanted to ‘clear the air’ about what they did to me in Tiger King. I told her to lose my number. There is no explanation for such a betrayal and false portrayal.” In an interview with Variety, Baskin said: “I wouldn’t call Eric Goode or Rebecca Chaiklin true documentarians. I mean that was just a reality show dumpster fire." She added: “I know some people who have been involved in it and they were doing more filming, so I assumed at some point they would come out with a Tiger King 2. It took them five years to put together the first one, so I thought it would be a lot longer."