-Brad Blanks/Scott Shannon in the Morning
Talking about TMZ’s investigative strategy he said, “we contact people trying to understand the story and then see where it leads us.” Harvey went on to say that the Sheriff in Tampa has opened the case into the disappearance of Carole Baskin’s first husband. Harvey said, “He is suspicious of Carole, but she is not a person of interest, but more people are involved.”
As for Joe Exotic going to jail for the attempted murder of Carol. Harvey, a qualified lawyer himself, alluded that there are many cracks in the case that put Joe Exotic in prison with the obvious one being entrapment. I asked him if Joe just had a terrible lawyer and he asked me back, “Brad if you were intending on killing someone how many people would you tell?” Underlining the overwhelming big mouth on Joe Exotic, who told everyone that he wanted Carole Baskin dead!
I had to ask Harvey, who knows TV, why is this show a hit? Harvey replied, “It’s so bizarre…it’s a classic true crime story, there are serious crimes that are mysteries and you combine that with the characters, it’s obvious!”
Maybe also the fact we are all on lockdown, and somehow that squirrelly little gay, gun-toting, big cat hugging, red neck just makes you laugh and think about something else. Trainwreck TV with a bit of true crime thrown in!