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    Tiger King personalities Jeff and Lauren Lowe will avoid doing any time in jail after they made plea deals over their drunken driving cases in Oklahoma City. Jeff, 57, and Lauren, 30, entered no contest pleas to a misdemeanor DWI charge both faced, prosecutors told TMZ, adding that the pair will be responsible for covering fines and court costs in connection with the June 5, 2021 incident. Neither will be on probation in the wake of the cases, which prosecutors told the outlet was a standard result in the city. The latest: Tiger King personalities Jeff and Lauren Lowe will avoid doing any time in jail after they made plea deals over their drunken driving cases in Oklahoma City. The pair posed with their attorney Joshua Smith on Wednesday  The couple posed with their attorney Joshua Smith in an Instagram post in which they hailed him as 'one of the best attorneys that we’ve ever dealt with,' adding that they've 'probably had a dozen attorneys for various issues' since the 2020 debut of Tiger King. They said, 'Our unfortunate choice to...
    Tiger King star Masha Diduk's mug shot has been released after she was arrested in Las Vegas for stealing a candelabra worth $5,000 this past July.  TMZ reports that Diduk took a pricy candle holder from a private dining room at a club located in the Wynn hotel.  However, the 29-year-old social media personality, best known as Jeff Lowe's 'hot nanny' on the Netflix show, has disputed how much the candelabra is actually worth. She posted a screenshot to her Instagram on Sunday showing a candelabra worth $312, not $5,000, alongside a clown face emoji suggesting she disagrees with the claim.  However, she does not confirm or deny the theft.  According to the report, Diduk was captured on security cameras holding the candelabra on her forearm while making her way from the property. Pictured: Tiger King's Masha Diduk, aka Jeff Lowe's 'hot nanny', seen in mug shot after stealing a candelabra worth $5,000 from the Wynn Las Vegas casino The hotel's security was later able to find the license plate of the car that Diduk had been driving as well as a ticket that she...
    Tiger King star Masha Diduk was arrested in Las Vegas for stealing a candelabra worth $5,000 this past July, according to TMZ. Diduk reportedly took a pricy candle holder from a private dining room at a club located in the Wynn hotel.   The 29-year-old social media personality, best known as Jeff Lowe's 'hot nanny' on the Netflix show, was later captured on security cameras holding the candelabra on her forearm while making her way from the property. In hot water: Tiger King star Masha Diduk was arrested in Las Vegas for stealing a candelabra this past July, according to TMZ The hotel's security was later able to find the license plate of the car that Diduk had been driving as well as a ticket that she used for valet service. Further confirmation of her identity was provided through her social media posts.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Tiger King... the second bite! It was a lockdown TV... EXCLUSIVE: Tiger King star Joe Exotic claims new evidence in... Share this article Share A...
    MASHA Diduk, Jeff Lowe’s nanny in Netflix’s Tiger King, has been arrested for stealing a candelabra from a Las Vegas nightclub, according to reports. In July last year security at the Wynn Hotel in Vegas watched surveillance footage showing a woman taking a $5,000 candelabra from a private dining room in a club on the property, according to a police report. 5Masha Diduk's mug shotCredit: TMZ Photos 5It's claimed Diduk walked out with a $5,000 candelabraCredit: Instagram @mashadiduk 5Diduk is said to have been arrested and charged with grand larceny, according to reportsCredit: Instagram @mashadiduk Just moments later she was seen leaving the casino with the item on her forearm. Security staff were able to get the name on the ticket the suspect used to valet her car as well as the license plate. They were then able to match Diduk’s posts on social media to the suspect seen in the security footage. Around the time, Diduk, 26, posted pictures at the club on her Instagram page and even posed with one of their signature drinks. She was later detained...
    "Tiger King" stars Jeff and Lauren Lowe have been prohibited from exhibiting animals permanently, according to a new request granted by a judge. On Dec. 23, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma entered a consent decree between the Lowes and the United States. It terminates the couple's interests in 97 endangered or threatened animals seized from their facility. The decree also affirms that the Lowes have legally abandoned an additional 41 animals covered by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). Plus, on the same day, the court granted the United States' motion for a default judgment against the defendants Tiger King LLC and Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park LLC, prohibiting them from exhibiting animals in the future, terminating their interests in animals seized from the Lowes' facility and permanently placing the animals covered under the AWA in licensed facilities. "Together, this consent decree and default judgment resolve the claims in a civil enforcement action brought by the Department of Justice to address the Lowes’ recurring inhumane treatment and improper handling of animals protected by the Endangered Species Act...
    Jeff Lowe, the owner of the Tiger King private zoo, has officially been banned from ever exhibiting animals again. On Thursday, a judge ruled that Jeff Lowe, his wife, and his company had violated the Endangered Species Act. The ruling said that Lowe had “violated the ESA by delivering, carrying and/or transporting” illegally-caught animals that are protected by the ESA. Lowe may have gotten away with being able to keep the animals if he had not decided to exhibit those animals online without a proper license, thereby breaking the law. A total of 146 animals were officially seized by the feds from the Tiger King zoo, many showing signs of long-term neglect.  This is a success for animal activists everywhere as the show, Tiger King, represents everything wrong with keeping animals in captivity for human entertainment. The fact that the actual zoo was still open just highlighted how little protection wild animals have in the US. While Lowe avoided charges, he is now banned from exhibiting animals. Furthermore, the animals that were seized were sent to sanctuaries around...
    TIGER King’s Jeff Johnson was reported to have killed himself after he argued with his wife while their two children were in an adjoining room. Johnson previously appeared in the fourth episode of Tiger King that became a top-watched documentary series in 2020. 1Jeff Johnson died by suicide in September after arguing with his wifeCredit: Netflix Who is Tiger King’s Jeff Johnson? Jeff Johnson appeared in only one episode of the Tiger King show to provide background on the feud between Carole Baskin and Joseph Maldonado-Passage, otherwise known as Joe Exotic. A former reptile dealer, Johnson allegedly had a feud with Joe Exotic as well after the Tiger King became affiliated with Jeff Lowe. He campaigned online to claim both Joe Exotic and Lowe were frauds. Johnson’s home was burned down shortly after, but there wasn’t a reported connection. Most read in Celebrity'PAIN IN MY HEART' Here's what happened to 'where we bout to eat at' kid Antwain FowlerYOUNG STAR GONE Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse actor Joey Morgan dies at 28ExclusiveSTRONGER? Buff Kanye flashes huge biceps as he's...
    "Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe has scrapped his plans to spread late zookeeper Erik Cowie’s ashes at the Oklahoma zoo.  Lowe previously had plans to claim his friend’s remains and spread them as part of a memorial service along with his favorite cat, who died recently as well. At the time, Lowe was looking into claiming Cowie’s remains as a family member had not come forward yet following his death. However, Lowe tells TMZ that someone claiming to be a relative of Cowie’s had indeed come forward and collected his remains from the medical examiner in New York following his autopsy. The outlet reports that Lowe knew Cowie had children but he didn’t think they would claim his remains. Representatives for the medical examiner did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.   REMAINING ANIMALS AT 'TIGER KING' ZOO TO BE TURNED OVER TO JUSTICE DEPARTMENT 'Tiger King' star Jeff Lowe says he's hoping to hold a memorial for Erik Cowie. (Netflix) Cowie, one of the many zookeepers who kept things running at the Oklahoma zoo owned...
    Jeff Lowe is reportedly hoping to claim fellow "Tiger King" star Erik Cowie’s remains in order to give him a proper sendoff.  Cowie, one of the many zookeepers who kept things running at the Oklahoma zoo owned by Lowe as well as by Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, died earlier this month in New York City.  According to a report from TMZ, Cowie did not have any immediate family members who could legally take custody of his remains. As a result, following his autopsy, the responsibility could fall on the city to respectfully lay Cowie to rest. However, Lowe has other ideas.  Lowe told the outlet that he is actively working to get in touch with the proper authorities to claim Cowie’s remains so that he can give him a proper sendoff at the Thackerville, Okla., zoo he loved so much. If given custody of his remains, Lowe plans to have him cremated and spread his ashes along with his favorite cat, a Liger named Django, which died last year. In addition, Lowe plans to have a memorial...
    CHARLESTOWN, Ind. -- Hundreds of people turned out for an auction at a former Indiana wildlife center where the ex-proprietor and his ex-wife were found to have violated the Endangered Species Act by taking and wounding animals, including tigers and lions.A federal judge in June ordered Timothy Stark and his ex-wife, Melissa Lane, to pay more than $700,000 to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for attorney fees from the group's successful lawsuit againt the pair.RELATED: US seizes dozens of big cats from 'Tiger King's' Jeff Lowe for Endangered Species Act violationsStark gained attention last year as one of the people in the Netflix true-crime series "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness."Along with volunteers, he operated the Wildlife in Need center in southern Indiana for more than 20 years.RELATED:Zoo made famous by 'Tiger King' docu-series closes to the publicEMBED More News Videos Infamous owner Jeff Lowe said in a Facebook post that he's forfeiting his USDA exhibitors license with the zoo's closure. The video featured is from a previous report.
    Four bench warrants for "Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe's arrest have been issued in Las Vegas. The warrants were issued on Wednesday afternoon when Lowe failed to show up in court, a Las Vegas Municipal Court employee told Fox News. According to the employee, the warrants stem from an incident in 2017 in which Lowe was charged with three counts of "license or permit for wild animals" and another count of "doing business without a license." The reality star and zoo owner, 56, can post $20,500 to wipe the warrants and set a new date. Warrant bails are $5,125 on each count, the employee said. ‘TIGER KING’S JEFF LOWE, WIFE LAUREN ARRESTED FOR DUI Four bench warrants for Jeff Lowe's arrest were issued in Las Vegas on Wednesday when he failed to appear in court. (Netflix) According to TMZ, in 2018, Lowe was convicted of illegally profiting off of animals in the Las Vegas valley. To avoid jail time, he agreed to stay out of trouble. When reached by Fox News, Lowe said that the "judicial process" is "ignorant."...
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    TIGER King star Jeff Lowe is WANTED in Las Vegas for not showing up in court just days after he was arrested for a DUI in Oklahoma. A clerk at the Las Vegas Municipal Court told TMZ that there are currently four bench warrants out for the 56-year-old's arrest. 3Tiger King's Jeff Lowe was arrested for a DUI in Oklahoma days agoCredit: Netflix 3Jeff Lowe is now wanted in Las Vegas for not showing up to court todayCredit: The Mega Agency The warrants stem from a case in 2017 when Lowe was charged with three counts of not having a permit or the correct license for wild animals. The third count was for doing business without a license. A year later in 2018, Lowe was convicted of illegally using animals to make money in Las Vegas. He agreed to stay out of trouble in a bid to avoid jail time. The clerk told TMZ that the bench warrants were issued because Lowe was due in court today for a hearing but did not show up. The Netflix star now has...
    Jeff and Lauren Lowe were allegedly driving under the influence on Saturday morning. The "Tiger King" park owners were busted driving in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma when they were pulled over, as reported by TMZ. Though both of the Lowes were arrested for alleged DUI’s, only Jeff, 56, had the additional charge of allegedly changing lanes improperly. This suggests that Jeff was behind the wheel at the time of the incident. Both Mr. and Mrs. Lowe were brought into custody around 4am, the report claims. In their booking photos, Jeff can be seen without his signature bandana and baseball cap. He is looking away from the camera in his photo. 'TIGER KING' STAR JEFF LOWE'S ZOO RAIDED BY AUTHORITIES WHO SEIZED 68 ANIMALS Meanwhile, Lauren’s blonde hair is pulled back in a high ponytail as she glares directly into the lens. Just last month, Lowe’s wildlife park – formerly owned by Joe Exotic – was raided by feds. (Netflix) This arrest is just the latest in the Lowe’s ongoing legal troubles. Just last month, Lowe’s wildlife park – formerly owned...
    TIGER King star Jeff Lowe and his wife Lauren have reportedly been arrested in Oklahoma City for driving under the influence. Jeff, 56, and Lowe, 30, were booked about 4 am this morning, both for driving under the influence. 4Jeff and Lauren Lowe were both arrested fin Oklahoma City early this morning.Credit: Barcroft Media 4Police have alleged Lauren got out of the driver's seat and swapped places with JeffCredit: Barcroft Media Lowe was additionally charged with changing lanes improperly, reports People. The duo’s arrests come about two weeks after they were accused of violating the Endangered Species Act (ESA) after an investigation found instances of animal mistreatment at their Tiger King Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma, the U.S. Department of Justice said. In a copy of the incident report, officers reportedly spotted a white Range Rover pulling out of a parking lot. It then drove over a curb and then stopped abruptly.  Police have alleged Lauren got out of the driver's seat and swapped places with Jeff, who then took over driving.  When officers chased the car, they claim Jeff carried...
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    THACKERVILLE, Oklahoma -- The U.S. Department of Justice seized nearly 70 big cats from the zoo owned by Jeff Lowe, of "Tiger King" fame after an investigation reportedly revealed abuse and violations.According to Justice Department officials, a search and seizure warrant was issued for ongoing Endangered Species Act violations at Jeff and his wife, Lauren's, Tiger King Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma.In total, 68 protected lions, tigers, lion-tiger hybrids and a jaguar were seized.The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service conducted three inspections of Tiger King Park since mid-December 2020, according to the Justice Department.During the inspections, the Lowes received citations for "failing to provide the animals with adequate or timely veterinary care, appropriate nutrition, and shelter that protects them from inclement weather and is of sufficient size to allow them to engage in normal behavior," according to a release."This seizure should send a clear message that the Justice Department takes alleged harm to captive-bred animals protected under the Endangered Species Act very seriously," said Acting Assistant Attorney General Jean E. Williams of the Justice Department's...
    Authorities raided Jeff Lowe’s Thackerville, Oklahoma zoo once again and seized dozens of animals that were being held there by the "Tiger King" star.  Lowe, who appeared in the highly popular 2020 Netflix documentary series, was the subject of a raid by U.S. law enforcement agents led by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday, according to a press release from the advocacy group Animal Wellness Action.  Lowe is an exotic animal exhibitor and dealer who took over control of most of the animals being held by Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic, after he went to prison on a failed murder-for-hire plot targeting his rival, Big Cat Rescue CEO Carole Baskin.  Lowe confirmed the news of the raid to TMZ, noting that 40-50 federal agents swarmed his zoo at 7 a.m. with a search warrant and reportedly told him to stay inside his house or he’d be arrested. Lowe told the outlet that he estimated roughly 70 animals were seized and that they were particularly interested in finding tiger cubs, which he said he did not have. ...
    "Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe and his wife are willing to give up their tigers to resolve a Justice Department civil complaint, their attorney told a federal judge. The complaint against the Netflix couple is over the animals' care. At a hearing Wednesday where the judge found the couple in contempt for violating a previous order regarding the big cats, attorney Daniel Card said the Lowes "want out completely." Lowe took over the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park from founder Joe Exotic in 2016. He and his wife displayed big cats there until shutting down the park in August. They then moved to a new facility in Thackerville, Okla. 'TIGER KING' STAR JOE EXOTIC ACCEPTS CAROLE BASKIN'S OFFER TO HELP HIM GET OUT OF PRISON Jeff Lowe took over the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park from founder Joe Exotic in 2016. The park shut down in August. (Netflix) The civil complaint, filed in November, accused the Lowes of recurring inhumane treatment and improper handling of animals protected by the Endangered Species Act. U.S. District Judge John F. Heil III...
    The animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has motioned to join a federal lawsuit against "Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe. The animal exhibitor featured in the hit Netflix documentary escaped business dealings with Joe "Exotic" Maldonado-Passage relatively unscathed and has continued to operate a private zoo since the show dropped. The U.S. Department of Justice previously filed a lawsuit against Lowe alleging violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) on his part. PETA announced Thursday that it has "filed a motion to intervene as a co-plaintiff in the federal government’s lawsuit against [Lowe], his co-defendants, and Tiger King Park." ‘TIGER KING' STAR JOE EXOTIC SPEAKS FROM JAIL, CLAIMS HE WAS POLITICALLY 'KIDNAPPED' BY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT PETA has filed to join the Department of Justice's lawsuit against 'Tiger King' star Jeff Lowe. (Netflix) "Preliminary rulings in that case have already relied heavily on precedent PETA won in an ESA lawsuit against Lowe’s former business partner Tim Stark of Wildlife in Need," said an online release from the organization. "... If granted the right...
    Jeff Lowe claims Carole Baskin and her husband Howard Baskin have been snooping on him utilizing drone technology. The owner of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma alleged to TMZ on Tuesday that he called local police to report some activity at his plot in Thackerville after his son supposedly spotted a drone flying high above the property. The "Tiger King" star further claims that when he went to confront a film crew that appeared to be filming, Baskin and Howard bolted and Lowe ended up in a scuffle with one of his neighbors, who was allegedly with the film crew. Lowe’s neighbors – a couple – ran away when confronted but the neighbors' son allegedly got in a tussle with Lowe, the gossip site reported Lowe told them of the incident on Tuesday. 'TIGER KING' STAR JEFF LOWE SPEAKS OUT OVER USDA LAWSUIT: 'I CAN'T WAIT TO FIGHT THEM' Jeff Lowe accused Carole Baskin and her husband Howard of spying on his zoo using drones. (Netflix) TMZ further reported, citing local law enforcement, that Baskin was in fact in the area but...
    Today, Dr. Oz speaks to series star Jeff Lowe, whose recent health scare landed him in the hospital and headlines.  First responders determined Jeff was suffering from a stroke when they found him unresponsive and airlifted him to a nearby hospital.  Now, Jeff and his wife have are stunning the world with claims he may have been poisoned and reveal the suspicious circumstances that led them to that conclusion. Tiger King star Jeff Lowe and his wife tell Dr. Oz about the night he claims he was poisoned. Watch THE DR. OZ SHOW, weekdays at 3 p.m. on CBS 62. Related
    Minnesota Supreme Court throws out rape conviction because intoxicated woman willingly consumed alcohol 7 people shot after gunman fires into crowd outside Philadelphia sports club © Netflix Jeff Lowe in "Tiger King." Netflix Tiger King's Jeff Lowe had a stroke and spent three days in the hospital, TMZ reported. His wife, Lauren, said his drink might have been spiked while the couple was on a date last week. Blood and urine tests reportedly came back negative for common drugs. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeff Lowe, who appeared in a successful Netflix documentary "Tiger King," had a stroke at a casino last week. Lowe and his wife were staying at WinStar World Casino when he suffered the health scare. Lauren Lowe told TMZ that she found Jeff unresponsive and not breathing around 3 a.m. on March 18. Emergency medical technicians who arrived at the scene determined that Lowe was undergoing a stroke and decided to airlift him to a hospital in Denton, Texas. "I thought he was dying in my arms," Lauren...
    Jeff Lowe in "Tiger King." Netflix Tiger King's Jeff Lowe had a stroke and spent three days in the hospital, TMZ reported. His wife, Lauren, said his drink might have been spiked while the couple was on a date last week.  Blood and urine tests reportedly came back negative for common drugs.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeff Lowe, who appeared in a successful Netflix documentary "Tiger King," had a stroke at a casino last week.  Lowe and his wife were staying at WinStar World Casino when he suffered the health scare.  Lauren Lowe told TMZ that she found Jeff unresponsive and not breathing around 3 a.m. on March 18. Emergency medical technicians who arrived at the scene determined that Lowe was undergoing a stroke and decided to airlift him to a hospital in Denton, Texas. "I thought he was dying in my arms," Lauren told the outlet. Lowe spent three days in the hospital but has since been discharged and is recovering at home. He's still having difficulty with his coordination and speech.  Lauren said doctors ran a series...
    Tiger King star Jeff Lowe, 53, is on the mend after he suffered a stroke while visiting a casino in Oklahoma on March 18. Lowe's wife Lauren says he wasn't breathing when she found him in their room at the WinStar World Casino around 3 a.m., according to TMZ. Although she dialed 911 for help, she claimed: 'I thought he was dying in my arms.' Health scare: Tiger King star Jeff Lowe is recovering after suffering a stroke on March 18 at the WinStar World Casino in Oklahoma, TMZ reported on Friday According to Lauren, EMTs on the scene determined that Jeff had suffered a stroke and airlifted him to a hospital in Denton, Texas. Ultimately, it sounds as if their speedy work was able to limit the most debilitating effects of the stroke to leave him in a strong position to recover.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Louis Theroux is pictured meeting Carole Baskin in... 'The story has got stranger and bigger': Louis Theroux... Tiger King's Joe Exotic, 57, calls out husband...
    TIGER King star Jeff Lowe thinks he’s been POISIONED after he suffered a stroke that has left doctors stumped. Jeff’s wife Lauren found him “not breathing” in WinStar World Casino, Oklahoma, at around 3am on March 18. 4Jeff Lowe thinks he’s been POISIONED  after he suffered a strokeCredit: Instagram @jeffloweofficial She quickly rang 911, but told TMZ: “I thought he was dying in my arms.” When EMTs arrived they realised Jeff was suffering a stroke and he was airlifted to a hospital in Denton, TX. But Lauren says despite carrying out a long list of test, doctor’s haven’t been able to figure out what triggered the stroke. Now Lauren and Jeff say they suspect a man spiked Jeff’s drink with something that caused it. 4Jeff’s wife Lauren found him “not breathing” in WinStar World CasinoCredit: Instagram @jeffloweofficial 4Jeff appeared on the hit Netflix show Tiger King Lauren claims just hours before the incident, the couple were approached by a strange man. She says the mystery man claimed to know them and knew their drinks order. She added that he lingered...
    A star of the hit Netflix series “Tiger King” suffered a stroke at an Oklahoma casino that he believes was a result of someone poisoning him, according to a stunning report Friday. Jeff Lowe, 53 — a former business partner of flamboyant zoo owner Joe Exotic — collapsed into an unresponsive state at the WinStar World Casino at 3 a.m. March 18 and had to be airlifted to a hospital, according to TMZ. “I thought he was dying in my arms,” his wife, Lauren, told the entertainment news site. Hours before the frightening incident, the couple was out to dinner in the city of Thackerville when a man claimed to know them, she said. He lingered around Lowe when a crowd of “Tiger King” fans surrounded him to snap selfies, raising Lauren’s suspicions — and leading her to believe he may have spiked his drink, according to the outlet. Jeff Lowe had to be airlifted to a hospital after the incident.Instagram Lowe was rushed to a hospital, where he underwent a series of tests and spent three days recovering, she...
    "Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe is on the mend after suffering a stroke earlier this month. A source close to Lowe confirmed his health scare to Fox News on Friday.  "He's back at home now recovering but taking things easy," the source said, noting that the former zookeeper of Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park had to be airlifted to an emergency room in Denton, Texas. Lowe's wife, Lauren, spoke to TMZ about the incident, claiming that the pair believe he may have been poisoned. 'TIGER KING' STAR JOE EXOTIC'S ATTORNEYS TO SEEK NEW TRIAL Jeff Lowe of 'Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.' (Netflix) Lauren told the outlet the two were at the WinStar World Casino in Oklahoma when she discovered him at 3 am not breathing. She immediately called 911 because she thought "he was dying in my arms." She says by the time emergency medical technicians arrived, he was suffering a stroke. Now the couple is searching for answers after doctors ran tests and didn't find anything suspicious. Blood and urine tests resulted in negative results for commonly abused drugs, the outlet...
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    "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness." Netflix The new owners of the "Tiger King" zoo have been ordered to surrender all its lion and tiger cubs.  A federal judge said the new owners Jeff and Lauren Lowe have violated the Endangered Species Act and the Animal Welfare Act. In a statement, acting assistant attorney general Jonathan D Brightbill said: "The Lowes have showed a shocking disregard for both the health and welfare of their animals, as well as the law."  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A federal judge has ordered Jeff and Lauren Lowe — the new owners of Joe Exotic's "Tiger King" zoo — to surrender all tiger cubs and their mothers to the federal government due to animal welfare abuses.  The order was issued against the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma last week after the couple was found to have violated the Endangered Species Act and the Animal Welfare Act by failing to provide safe conditions, proper nutrition, and timely veterinary care, which resulted in harm to a number of animals, including...
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    Jeff Lowe is hoping to set the record straight. Lowe, 53, is best known for appearing in Netflix's hit docuseries "Tiger King," in which, he obtains control of a private zoo full of exotic animals after Joe "Exotic" Maldonado-Passage -- the zoo's previous owner -- was arrested in connection with a murder-for-hire plot. In the series, the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park is painted as somewhat poorly kept, unsanitary and even unsafe, prompting Lowe's involvement to help clean up the physical and financial chaos that Maldonado-Passage had found himself in. Lowe eventually lost the land to Carole Baskin, a fellow big cat enthusiast, and now owns a large park in Oklahoma, where he houses his exotic animals. DOJ FILES ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT COMPLAINT AGAINST 'TIGER KING' STAR JEFF LOWE Now, Lowe faces a lawsuit from the USDA, who has accused him of "recurring inhumane treatment and improper handling" of animals, per BBC. The businessman thinks that the allegations were made against him not because of the way he treats his animals, but because of the popularity of "Tiger King." ...
    MUSKOGEE, Okla. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A civil complaint has been filed against Netflix’s “Tiger King” star Jeff Lowe, accusing him of recurring inhumane treatment and improper handling of endangered species of animals. The U.S. Justice Department filed the complaint in federal district court in Muskogee, Oklahoma, against Lowe, his wife Lauren Lowe, the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park he took over from founder Joe Exotic in 2016 and Tiger King, LLC. After closing the Wynnewood zoo last August, the Lowes agreed to pay more than $100,000 in delinquent state sales taxes from sales at the zoo. Then, the federal complaint alleges they created an illegal, unlicensed wildlife park on a 33-acre tract in Thackerville, Oklahoma, named “Tiger King Park.” Jeff Lowe with Faith the liliger at his home inside the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park on September 28, 2016 in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. (credit: Ruaridh Connellan/BarcroftImages/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) The complaint accuses the Lowes of violating the Endangered Species Act “by illegally taking, possessing, and transporting protected animals,” according to a Justice Department statement Thursday. It also accuses them of violating...
    MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Netflix’s “Tiger King” star Jeff Lowe has been accused of recurring inhumane treatment and improper handling of endangered species of animals, according to a civil complaint filed Thursday. The U.S. Justice Department filed the complaint in federal district court in Muskogee, Oklahoma, against Lowe, his wife Lauren Lowe, the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park he took over from founder Joe Exotic in 2016 and Tiger King, LLC. After closing the Wynnewood zoo last August, the Lowes agreed to pay more than $100,000 in delinquent state sales taxes from sales at the zoo. Then, the federal complaint alleges they created an illegal, unlicensed wildlife park on a 33-acre tract in Thackerville, Oklahoma, named “Tiger King Park.” The complaint accuses the Lowes of violating the Endangered Species Act “by illegally taking, possessing, and transporting protected animals,” according to a Justice Department statement Thursday. It also accuses them of violating the Animal Welfare Act “by exhibiting without a license and placing the health of animals in serious danger.” “The Lowes' animals have suffered from and continue to suffer from...
    MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Netflix’s “Tiger King” star Jeff Lowe has been accused of recurring inhumane treatment and improper handling of endangered species of animals, according to a civil complaint filed Thursday. The U.S. Justice Department filed the complaint in federal district court in Muskogee, Oklahoma, against Lowe, his wife Lauren Lowe, the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park he took over from founder Joe Exotic in 2016 and Tiger King, LLC. After closing the Wynnewood zoo last August, the Lowes agreed to pay more than $100,000 in delinquent state sales taxes from sales at the zoo. Then, the federal complaint alleges they created an illegal, unlicensed wildlife park on a 33-acre tract in Thackerville, Oklahoma, named “Tiger King Park.” The complaint accuses the Lowes of violating the Endangered Species Act “by illegally taking, possessing, and transporting protected animals,” according to a Justice Department statement Thursday. It also accuses them of violating the Animal Welfare Act “by exhibiting without a license and placing the health of animals in serious danger.” “The Lowes’ animals have suffered from and continue to suffer from...
    The US Justice Department is suing the current owner of the exotic animal zoo featured in the Netflix series “Tiger King” — alleging its animals were in bad shape and “decomposing big cat carcasses” were found on the premises. The feds’ civil complaint alleges that Jeffrey and Lauren Lowe violated the Endangered Species Act and the Animal Welfare Act while operating the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma. In the summer, inspectors from the USDA Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service found a number of animals in poor health and hygiene at the park, the DOJ said. One lion cub, named Nala, was “lethargic, depressed, thin, and would not get up out of the mud even after prompting,” the DOJ said in a statement. The cub was later diagnosed with with an upper respiratory infection, dehydration and urinary tract infection, the DOJ said. The feds also alleged found “foul-smelling, partially burned and decomposing big cat carcasses and a broken-down refrigerator truck containing rotting meat,” the department said. When inspectors from the USDA suspended Jeff Lowe’s license, the couple moved...
    TIGER KING stars have been offered almost $1million to shoot three porn sex tapes with themselves and their nanny, reports suggest. Netflix stars and husband-and-wife duo Jeff and Lauren Lowe are tossing up whether to take up an offer to film multiple sex tapes for $300,000 a piece. 4Netflix stars and husband-and-wife duo Jeff and Lauren Lowe are reportedly tossing up whether to film multiple sex tapes for $300,000 a pieceCredit: Getty - Contributor The couple, who shot to notoriety on the docuseries, are being asked by “two of the biggest adult entertainment companies” to make three sex tapes for a rough total of $900,000, according to TMZ. The offer will star 59-year-old Lowe and his 29-year-old wife Lauren with reportedly two more videos to feature threesomes on the cards. "We’re told the XXX companies want one video of Jeff and Lauren together, another with them getting down with their nanny, and a third video with them and another guy of Lauren’s choosing," TMZ reports. The pair are said to "likely agree" to the sex tape proposal. 4Lauren...
    Two trespassers at the Tiger King zoo were allegedly shot dead by workers who then burned and buried their bodies, according to one time owner Jeff Lowe.  The alleged crime was not reported and a lawyer for Joe Exotic, who sold the land to Lowe, has said the claims are part of 'another example of his efforts to smear Joe's good name'.  But Lowe has said a number of different people have told him the story and he now believes the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma to be haunted, The Sun reports.  He told Travel Channel show Ghost Adventures 'six different people...came to us with the same story' that two workers were taking drugs and drinking beers when they spotted the trespassers.  Lowe added:  'One of those two always carried (guns) and he shot at them, killed one on the fence, the second was winged and landed on the ground. 'They went over to finish off the person on the ground and the initial shooter got violently ill, he couldn't look at the person and finish the job. The person, who...
    TWO people were shot dead, burned and buried at the Tiger King zoo, former owner Jeff Lowe has shockingly claimed. Jeff, who bought the zoo from Joe Exotic, says that six different people have told him how two unnamed zoo employees were drinking and doing drugs when they saw two trespassers and shot them. The alleged crime was unreported. 7Jeff Lowe claims two people were murdered while Exotic owned the zoo Credit: AFP or licensors Bizarrely he now believes that the zoo is haunted by evil spirits because of the alleged incident - as well as by the ghost of Joe's ex husband Travis Maldonado, who shot himself on the site. The revelations emerge in a new Travel Channel show called Ghost Adventures - out Thursday - in which paranormal investigator Zak Bagans, probes supernatural activity at the zoo. Although the alleged murders have not been confirmed by authorities, Jeff took cameras to a dumping site at G.W Zoo known as the "back 40”, which he claims is “notorious cursed land”. Joe's team has dismissed the claims. He then...
    PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (AP) — Netflix's “Tiger King” star Jeff Lowe has agreed to pay up to over $100,000 in delinquent state sales taxes, penalties and interest. In June, the Oklahoma Tax Commission accused Lowe in a lawsuit of failing to turn over taxes collected on sales when he took over the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park from founder Joe Exotic in 2016. Under the agreement, Lowe is making a $20,000 down payment and then $2,500 monthly payments to resolve the tax debt, The Oklahoman reported. Garvin County District Judge Leah Edwards approved the settlement Sept. 18. The total base taxes he owed for February 2016 through December 2017 was $69,487.92. Lowe can ask the commission to waive the penalties and interest upon payment of all the base taxes but if the waiver is denied, he must complete payments. Lowe blames Joe Exotic for the suit. “This is part of the shrapnel field of the mess that Joe Exotic left behind when he was embezzling funds from the park, misreporting his sales tax,” he said. Joe Exotic, whose real name...
    Fire TV Stick Lite brings price of Alexa-powered streaming down to $30 Tsitsipas beats Cuevas to reach Hamburg quarterfinals PETA Confiscates 3 Young Lions from Tiger King Subject Jeff Lowes Zoo Three lions have been rescued from the zoo featured in Tiger King. Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad On Monday, PETA and The Wild Animal Sanctuary announced that its teams confiscated a trio of young lion siblings from Jeff Lowe's now-defunct G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma, which was previously owned by Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka Joe Exotic. The lions are now at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado, where they will receive veterinary care. According to PETA, a fourth lion they were hoping to rescue "died under suspicious circumstances, allegedly in August. The group is investigating her death." "PETA wants to end the G.W. Park's years of tormenting animals," Brittany Peet, PETA Foundation deputy general counsel for captive animal law enforcement, said in a statement, adding about a pending lawsuit: "Avoiding this lawsuit is as simple as letting PETA find new homes for these animals...
    It’s more bad news for Jeff Lowe from the hit Netflix series “Tiger King.” PETA confiscated three lions through a court order from the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, which shuttered in August. According to a press release Tuesday from the animal rights organization, three juvenile lions were taken after PETA won a lawsuit last month against Lowe’s former business partner Tim Stark. Stark had transferred the lions to Lowe, PETA claimed. A fourth lion was also moved from Stark to Lowe, although “PETA recently learned that she died under suspicious circumstances,” the press release said. Organization reps said PETA plans to investigate. Lowe took over the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park from Joe Exotic, who is currently serving 22 years in prison for a murder-for-hire plot on his nemesis, fellow Big Cat lover Carole Baskin, and for violating both the Lacey Act and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Through the ESA, PETA won a lawsuit against Stark, who was also featured in the docuseries. On their Twitter account, PETA posted videos of Stark’s “shabby roadside zoo” and announced that...
    It’s more bad news for Jeff Lowe from the hit Netflix series “Tiger King.” PETA confiscated three lions through a court order from the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, which shuttered in August. According to a press release Tuesday from the animal rights organization, three juvenile lions were taken after PETA won a lawsuit last month against Lowe’s former business partner Tim Stark. Stark had transferred the lions to Lowe, PETA claimed. A fourth lion was also moved from Stark to Lowe, although “PETA recently learned that she died under suspicious circumstances,” the press release said. Organization reps said PETA plans to investigate. Lowe took over the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park from Joe Exotic, who is currently serving 22 years in prison for a murder-for-hire plot on his nemesis, fellow Big Cat lover Carole Baskin, and for violating both the Lacey Act and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Through the ESA, PETA won a lawsuit against Stark, who was also featured in the docuseries. On their Twitter account, PETA posted videos of Stark’s “shabby roadside zoo” and announced that...
    “Tiger King” star Carole Baskin is roaring mad over what might happen to the big cats who were housed at Joe Exotic’s former Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park. It has been closed after the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service suspended the license of Jeff Lowe, who now operates the zoo. “Jeff … closing the GW Zoo to the public unfortunately does nothing to relieve the animals of the serious mistreatment documented in recent USDA inspections,” Baskin said in a statement e-mailed to Page Six. “Now that USDA will no longer inspect the facility, the animals are at even greater risk.” Lowe’s zoo was formerly owned by Exotic. Baskin was granted ownership of the land by a judge in June, and Lowe was given time to wind down operations. The inspection found the cats were lacking in adequate veterinary care. Lowe stated on Facebook: “The animals are now in private hands and will remain in private hands.” Meanwhile, Baskin is attempting to push forward a bill that would “ban cub handling and phase out private ownership.” Filed under Carole...
    THE exotic cat zoo made famous by Joe Exotic and Netflix's Tiger King gang will be shuttering for good, with the current owner blaming animal rights group PETA. Jeff Lowe, who has been operating the zoo since 2016, took to Facebook to explain that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was suspending his exhibitor's license for 21 days, and he decided to forfeit the license and close the zoo. 6Lowe said he was forfeiting his exhibitor's license, which allowed him to buy and sell animalsCredit: Netflix 6Joe Exotic is currently doing a 22-year stint in prisonCredit: AFP or licensors The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park's former owner, the eccentric and controversial Joe Exotic, is currently serving a 22-year sentence in prison for his involvement in a murder-for-hire plot to take out cat conservationist Carole Baskin, and for animal abuse. Earlier this year, a judge ruled that the zoo be handed over to Baskin as part of a $1million trademark dispute. Baskin was featured heavily in the Tiger King docu-series and fueled the creation of countless memes and speculation about...
    Goodyear distances itself from viral image that drew Trumps ire Fast food brands we wish would make a comeback The Tiger King Zoo Is Shuttering Permanently, Effective Immediately The zoo featured in Netflix’s Tiger King has closed permanently, former owner Jeff Lowe announced Tuesday. © Netflix Former owner Jeff Lowe announced the news in a since-deleted Facebook post The closure of the G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma is “effective immediately,” according to a since-deleted Facebook post from Lowe. The park was previously owned by Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as "Joe Exotic," the eccentric star of the Netflix docuseries. Lowe's lawyer and manager did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment. Tiger Kings Jeff Lowe Says He and Wife Lauren Are ‘Signed for a Reality TV Show’ About Their Zoo People See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Cheers Mailman John Ratzenberger Supports the USPS: Help Your Local Post Office People Cardi B Gifts Megan Thee Stallion a Custom Hermès Birkin to Celebrate WAP Hitting No. 1 People ...
    TV personality Jeff Lowe claimed the “Tiger King” zoo has been closed to the public due to accusations made by PETA. Lowe claimed he had voluntarily forfeited his USDA exhibitors license, according to an article published Wednesday by the New York Post. The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park seen in Netflix’s “Tiger King” has closed permanently. The zoo says “all the animals will continue to have excellent care, and consequently will no longer be subject to USDA inspections or PETA spies.” https://t.co/lyzXKhqLxQ — NewsChannel 8 | KTUL (@KTULNews) August 19, 2020 “As of today, we have decided to close the old zoo effective immediately,” Lowe wrote in a Facebook post. “Do the [sic] the permanent closure of the Wynnewood Zoo, I’m forfeiting my USDA exhibitors license.” “The very agency that has given my facility five consecutive perfect inspections, has now folded to the pressures of PETA and continue to make false accusations against me,” he added. “Suspiciously, less than 24 hours after I contacted the USDA to voluntarily forfeit my license, they notify me that they are suspending my...
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