Tiger King's Carole Baskin tricked into sending video to Rolf Harris

Tiger King star Carole Baskin’s fury as prankster fools her into recording online Cameo birthday message for paedophile Rolf Harris and his ‘best friend’ Jimmy Savile

  • Animal rights activist, 59, even blew paedophile Harris a kiss in video message
  • She was tricked into making the Cameo video by comedian Tom Armstrong
  • Carole says: ‘Hi Rolf, your kids wanted to tell you that you have touched them’

Tiger King star Carole Baskin has been tricked into sending a fake birthday message to paedophile Rolf Harris and mentioning his ‘best friend’ Jimmy Savile.

The animal rights activist, 59, even blew shamed TV star Harris, who was jailed for indecent assaults on schoolgirls, a kiss in the ‘birthday’ video message. 

Carole shot to fame earlier this year after featuring in Netflix’s hit documentary series Tiger King, which followed exotic animal lover Joe Exotic – who was eventually sent to prison for plotting to murder Carole.   

Tiger King star Carole Baskin (pictured) has been tricked into sending a fake birthday message to paedophile Rolf Harris and mentioning his ‘best friend’ Jimmy Savile

And she recently made an account on video message service Cameo – where celebrities charge fans certain amounts to record personalised videos for them.   

In the clip, the arch rival of Joe Exotic said: ‘Hey you cool cats and kittens, it’s Carole Baskin at Big Cat Rescue.

‘Hi Rolf Harris, all your kids wanted to get together and tell you that you have really touched them and that they love all that you have done for them.

‘I hear there’s a lot of great stories about you and your best friend Jimmy Saville.’

She adds: ‘Can’t wait to hear those.

‘Happy birthday Rolf.’ 

The animal rights activist, 59, even blew shamed TV star Harris (pictured), who was jailed for indecent assaults on schoolgirls, a kiss in the birthday video message

Harris, 90, an artist and TV presenter was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison in June 2014 for 12 indecent assaults on four teenage schoolgirls between 1968 and 1986.  

He was released on licence in 2017 after serving nearly three years in prison. 

The prank was carried out by Australian comedian Tom Armstrong.  

Carole revealed her fury in an interview with the Mirror and said: ‘I am amazed at the lengths (and expense) people will go to in order to trash my reputation.

Carole said: ‘Hi Rolf Harris, all your kids wanted to get together and tell you that you have really touched them and that they love all that you have done for them. I hear there’s a lot of great stories about you and your best friend Jimmy Saville’

‘Of course, I have never heard of Rolf Harris, and would not have done the Cameo had I known.

‘The signature line in my email reads, ”I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made – Franklin D. Roosevelt”, and I think that tells you all you need to know about the kind of people who abuse me in their efforts to make others hate me.’  

Harris was caught under Operation Yewtree which was sparked by fellow TV star Jimmy Savile being exposed as a paedophile. 

Hit Netflix show Tiger King told of how eccentric big cat zoo owner Exotic, 57, was jailed for plotting to kill rival Carole. 

Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, accused Baskin (his rival in the exotic animal world) of murdering her husband.   

He was subsequently sentenced to 22 years in prison in April 2019 for trying to kill her in a murder-for-hire plot and for killing five tigers, selling tiger cubs, and falsifying wildlife records.  

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