Joe Exotic, the star of the runway-hit Netflix docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, now sits in federal prison.
SPOILER ALERT!: Joe is convicted of trying to murder by hire his sworn enemy Carole Baskin. But as he did in the final episode of the documentary, Joe Exotic also expressed regrets for the life he lived — but not for his treatment of Baskin.
He was recently transferred there from a county jail in Oklahoma, his home state where he operated his private zoo, due to precautions related to the coronavirus pandemic. Joe does not have coronavirus, according to corrections officials.
He is serving a 22 year prison sentence for solicitation to commit murder and animal abuse.
In the March 22 Netflix interview, Joe expressed remorse for his past behavior with regard to the effective imprisonment of animals,
“Go it in a cage with your animals for a week. I mean, when I left the zoo and I sent my chimpanzees to the sanctuary in Florida and imagined what my chimpanzees went through for 18 years, I — I’m ashamed of myself.”
Joe, 57, is a gay polygamist and he acknowledged his fourth husband, bartender Dillon Passage, 24, whom he met on Grindr, for standing by him following his arrest and sentencing.
Meanwhile, Chad Chronister, the Hillsborough County Sheriff, told the New York Post he intends to reopen the file regarding the mysterious 1997 disappearance of Carole’s second husband, multimillionaire Jack “Don” Lewis.
This week, he announced that he’s looking for new leads in the case.
“I thought we should take advantage of the public’s fascination and glimmer any type of evidence we can get.”
Don was never found, and after five years, he was legally declared dead with Caroline inheriting his fortune. The county ask her to take a polygraph test in 2011. She declined.
AND according to the Daily Mail, Tiger King directors Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin have claimed that Joee is
They have footage of Joe complaining that black rappers can use the n-word while he can’t use it himself. According to Chaiklin, there were many scenes that didn’t make the final cut where Joe is spewing racist garbage.
The directors left the footage out of the final cut because they thought it was a distraction from the main narrative. (Really, how much assholism is too much assholism?
In the original video, titled “Message to Donald Trump Day 29”, Joe says,
“I can’t say the n-word? But you can get on YouTube and watch any black man’s rap video and they’re calling each other the n-word. What the hell? Is this discrimination? I’m white and I can’t say the n-word and they can?”
A drama TV series starring Kate McKinnon has been in the pipeline since November and Dax Shepherd, Edward Norton and Jared Leto have jokingly expressed interest in the role on social media.
Joe Exotic think Brad Pitt or David Spade should play him on screen.
Joe Exotic was interviewed from prison on March 22.— Netflix (@netflix) April 3, 2020
Here's what he told us pic.twitter.com/ueqTeWfKxh