Joe Exotic

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Joe Exotic Claims He Was Sexually Assaulted by Jail Staff

He asks for pardon in 257-page letter to Trump

(Newser) - Joseph Maldonado-Passage, federal inmate No. 26154-017 and better known as Joe Exotic, is seeking a pardon—and has written to both Donald Trumps. The former zoo owner, who is serving a 22-year murder-for-hire sentence, has sent President Trump a 257-page letter outlining his case for a pardon, TMZ reports. Exotic... More »

Current Owner of Tiger King Zoo Gets More Bad News

Jeff Lowe just saw his animal exhibitor license suspended by the USDA

(Newser) - In June, a judge gave control of the Oklahoma zoo once run by "Joe Exotic" of Tiger King fame (real name: Joseph Maldonado-Passage), and now owned by Jeff Lowe, to the two men's nemesis, Carole Baskin. Now, more bad news for Lowe: The Department of Agriculture this week... More »

Joe Exotic Writes Dire Letter to Fans

'I'll be dead in 2-3 months'

(Newser) - Joe Exotic wants out of prison, fast. In a letter to fans and supporters obtained by TMZ , the Tiger King star makes a dire prediction: "I'll be dead in 2-3 months." Exotic, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, says his health troubles are mounting behind bars, and the... More »

There's a New Twist in the Tiger King Saga

Judge gives control of the Okla. zoo once owned by 'Joe Exotic' to his foe Carole Baskin

(Newser) - Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage's worst nightmare—other than landing in prison, which is where he already is—just came true. Per the Hollywood Reporter , Carole Baskin, depicted as the archenemy of "Joe Exotic" in Netflix's Tiger King, has been awarded his former zoo in Wynnewood, Okla., after a... More »

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