A star of the hit Netflix docuseries “Tiger King” has been sued by the state of Oklahoma for $ 50,000 in back taxes.
Jeff Lowe, the president of G.W. Exotic Animal Park, has failed to pay thousands of dollars in taxes and was issued a cease and desist order on May 1, according to People.com.
A petition filed in Garvin County and obtained by PETA states that “Jeff Lowe is responsible for withholding, collecting, and remitting taxes owed by Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, LLC to the State of Oklahoma.”
“As of May 27, 2020, Great Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, LLC owes approximately $ 50,274.01 in delinquent taxes.”
In December of 2019, Lowe was issued a stating tax warrant that the park owed $ 47,928.91 in taxes, interest and penalties.
Authorities later issued a stating order that the park must “cease and desist all business operations” and anyone who is found doing business with the G.W. Exotic Animal Park will be charged with a misdemeanor.
On June 2, Lowe issued a statement saying “we are still open for business!” which came after ownership of the park passed to Carol Baskin, Lowe’s rival.
The state later used this to prove that he had continued business operations after the cease and desist order was issued.