Global Rollout of Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies & Cover-up on Investigation Discovery with Jim Rathmann as Investigator Continues

– March 20th marks the premiere of Joe Exotic show in Australia and New Zealand –

Orlando, Florida, March 8, 2021  –  Jim Rathmann, a criminal investigative consultant announces today that the Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies & Cover-up TV show from Investigation Discovery will premiere in Australia and New Zealand on March 20, 2021. This follows the introduction of the show in an array of global markets including: Brazil, Costa Rica and Europe, where it has received great interest and enthusiastic viewership. Jim was the investigator on the show. A PR tour with media in Australia and New Zealand is planned for the week of March 8th.

In April of 2020, Jim Rathmann announced that he would be investigating the disappearance of Don Lewis, the former husband of Carole Baskin. Jim unearthed new and revealing evidence about the disappearance of Don Lewis on the Investigation Discovery TV show, Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies & Coverup, which aired September 2020 in the U.S. It is now streaming at discovery+.

“I am thrilled to see the warm reception that Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies & Cover-up show is getting in markets throughout the world. By shining a spotlight on injustices and identifying where and why further investigation is needed, we can hopefully improve the lives of those impacted by unfairness. My background in law enforcement, the U.S. Secret Service and military has given me the tools that allow me to contribute in a meaningful way to individuals, families and communities by delivering much needed resolution,” said Jim Rathmann, criminal investigative consultant, JIM RATHMANN THE COMPANY.


Jim Rathmann The Company exists to examine, investigate and provide closure for those individuals, families, communities or businesses impacted by unsolved traumatic events. In doing so, making a real difference in the lives of people every day.

Jim is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Academy as well as the United States Secret Service Academy. While in the U.S. Secret Service, he protected President Barack Obama and family, Vice President Joe Biden and his family, along with numerous Presidents and Prime Ministers from around the world.

Prior to the U.S. Secret Service, he graduated from Louisiana State University Law Enforcement Academy where he worked as a detective for the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office. He also served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer with the 82nd Airborne as a Captain and has been awarded the Bronze Star in combat (Afghanistan).

At Louisiana State University (LSU), Jim was a celebrated student-athlete. He had an outstanding football career at LSU where he won the 2003 BCS National Championship – among numerous other championships and awards.

Jim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Criminology and a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security.

For more information:

Connect with Jim: Instagram , Facebook


Carol Lerner, CKL Communications,