Joe Exotic is calling out his longtime adversary, Carole Baskin. ET has a new interview from inside the Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, where the 58-year-old Tiger King star broke his silence on Baskin's husband, Howard, saying they would support his early release from prison on one condition.
Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is currently serving a 22-year sentence for the 2017 murder-for-hire plot to kill Baskin as well as for multiple violations of wildlife laws. Howard recently told the Mirror that despite Exotic and his wife's long history of rivalry, they would actually help Exotic get released from prison early if he supported the Big Cat Public Safety Act. Exotic says he is accepting their offer.
"It is time for Carole and Howard to put up or shut the hell up because I'm accepting their offer," he says. "And I'm gonna take it one step further than that, OK? It is time to get on the phone to President Biden or whoever they need to that they've got in their little financial pocket and say, 'Hey, Joe is willing to support a big cat bill to help protect cats in America from being exploited. But we need to keep our end of the deal and get Joe a pardon because this wasn't really about murder for hire or shooting five tigers -- this was about exploiting Joe to support Carole's agenda.' So, there's the offer on the table, all right?" Read More at ETOnline: https://www.etonline.com/tiger-king-joe-exotic-says-hell-accept-carole-baskins-offer-to-help-reduce-his-prison-sentence