Daisy May Cooper has recruited Carole Baskin to represent her in an alleged pay dispute with publishers Penguin, with Carole declaring in a video that Daisy will ‘not be talking to you guys anymore’ and will instead use the Tiger King star as her go-between.
This Country creator and star Daisy published her memoir Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her with Penguin imprint Michael Joseph last Thursday, and claims that the company still owes her her final pay cheque.
Alongside a video of Carole Baskin she posted on her Instagram account on Tuesday morning, the Never Mind the Buzzcocks team captain commented: ‘Penguin still aren’t paying me my final installment, despite doing all the press/everything they f**king asked for with the book. So I am refusing to communicate unless it’s through carol Baskin [sic].’
The clip, from celebrity pay-for-play video site Cameo, shows 60-year-old Carole in her trademark flower crown demanding that Penguin ‘pay Daisy her money’ or else joking that she and the actress will ‘be coming after you with nets and leashes and tranquilizer darts’.
The star also uses the eminently quoteworthy phrase ‘askin’ for a Baskin’ as part of her public admonishment on behalf of Daisy.
In the video, Carole, who is currently suing Netflix for footage of her that appears in the upcoming Tiger King 2, which she alleges is a breach of contract, begins: ‘Pay Daisy her money! What’s the matter with you guys? Pay her what you owe her, for crying out loud.