After the global phenomenon documentary Tiger King was released on netflix, we’d often expect social media to boil over with heated discussions around the ethics of keeping exotic animals in cages.

However I don’t think anyone could have predicted, just how embroiled the world would become in the lives of these big cat keepers, from Joe Exotic’s charismatic personality and sideline as a ‘country singer’, to Carole Baskin’s fashion sense and overall creepiness, as well as all the deeper and wackier stuff that goes on behind the scenes.



Since the seven-part Netflix series aired, viewers have been making up their own minds as to whether Joe is really guilty of trying to have Carole ‘f*cking’ Baskin murdered, or whether it was a set up, and what exactly happened to her former husband Don Lewis.

Carole Baskin in Tiger KingNetflix

Fans have now come up with another bizarre conspiracy theory, and it’s quite frankly bloody ridiculous.

The internet is convinced that high-key conman and Las Vegas lothario Jeff Lowe, who helped the authorities put Joe Exotic behind bars, is actually Carole’s first husband, who she split up with after various domestic abuse claims.



Posting on Facebook, one fan explained the theory:

Jeff is Carole’s abusive first husband who she paid off to go take Joe down. She rented a mansion and that caw to draw him in.

Jeff and (James Garretson) even admit they directed Joe to kill Carole. When Joe didn’t do it, they needed him to pay, he didn’t. So Jeff sent his friend and he ‘chickened out’ on purpose.

Carole then paid them all off. All the convicts around him, except (Kelci Saffery) and (John Reinke).

Too bad I wasn’t the police investigator, I would of definitely caught this bullshit.

Jeff even told the cops about the Tiger skulls, because they didn’t have enough to keep him otherwise on the bogs ‘killing plot’.


Others pointed out that Carole claimed her ex was physically abusive towards her while Jeff has a criminal record for assaulting an ex wife.

As much as we do love a conspiracy, sadly the ages just don’t add up. Carole’s first hubby, Michael Murdock, would be 81 by now and Jeff Lowe is 67… or so they …