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Is there a secret group for traumatized celebs? Tiger King's Carole Baskin joined one

'It gave them a place where they could talk to each other,' Carole Baskin shared about the secret celebrity support group
Carole Baskin appeared in the Netflix documentary 'Tiger King (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Carole Baskin appeared in the Netflix documentary 'Tiger King (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Carole Baskin of 'Tiger King' fame appears to have spilled the beans about a secret celebrity support group, exclusively meant for A-listers traumatized by fame. The 60-year-old conservationist faced allegations of murdering her husband and feeding his body to exotic cats. The Netflix documentary brought her to the spotlight, but she was outcasted by viewers because of the shocking accusations. In a recent interview, Baskin addressed her pariah image in public and shared how she sought help in a celebrity support group. 

Speaking on the "Hollywood Raw with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn" podcast, Baskin shared that the secret group comprised some 21 or 22 members. She reportedly knows all of them barring a few athletes, since she is not quite up to date about sports personalities. "And I can see why now, why celebrities run around in dark glasses and scarves and ducking like they’re running from the law from one place to another because it’s just… it’s overwhelming to just be constantly surrounded by people,” Baskin remarked while opening up about her own trauma.


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Baskin apparently ended up on the group before the pandemic started, when the celebs used to meet up every week to share about their struggles. "Somebody reached out to me and said, ‘I have this group of celebrities and we meet, or before COVID, we would meet…’ I forget what day it was [that they met each week], but they would meet once a week and they’d all get together and they’d talk about what it was like to live their lives," Baskin shared.

"It gave them a place where they could talk to each other. So that they can just let you know that they’ve got your back and that you’re going to live through it. You need to live through it because it’s going to be a nightmare," Baskin revealed. 

She further talked about the celeb who actually reached out to her, though she did not divulge their identity. The celeb reportedly told Baskin, "You have no idea what the press is going to do to you. They’re going to be horrible to you. The [people in the group] have already lived through what you’re about to endure and they want you to come onto our Zoom meetings.”

One of the key rules strictly followed in the group is that the members are discouraged from reading news stories about themselves or reading comments and articles on social media about their lives. “I was just amazed to be in a group of people who were so well known and who were so loving. Every one of them, with one exception, was just … They couldn’t have been nicer and more helpful. It was really good advice, and I can’t thank them enough for coming out so quickly to try and help me through that,” she shared.