Joe Exotic of “Tiger King”
If you’re not presently watching Netflix’s Tiger King docuseries, you certainly should be, and now we have an addendum of sorts to the bizarre saga of huge cat breeder-turned-felon Joe Exotic: Exotic — authentic title Joseph Maldonado-Passage — has reportedly filed a $94 million lawsuit from the U.S. Division of Interior and the U.S. Federal Wildlife Services saying discrimination.
Maldonado-Passage, 57, is at present in the Grady County Jail in Oklahoma serving a 22-12 months jail sentence for his murder-for-use plot in opposition to Carole Baskin of Major Cat Rescue as nicely as wildlife law charges similar to his killing 5 tigers and illegally breeding other people. His lawsuit promises that by positioning the “generic tiger” on the endangered species record, the feds were intentionally making an attempt to set him out of company.
He claims in the match that he was unfairly specific and “discriminated from mainly because he is the only individual billed with this statute mainly because [he] is an brazenly homosexual male with the major selection of generic tigers and crossbreeds.” He’s trying to find $78,840,000 in damages for the loss of his individual house and 18 years’ worthy of of his function with tigers, as well as $15 million for wrong arrest, imprisonment, and malicious prosecution related to the murder-for-retain the services of circumstance, proclaiming his previous company husband or wife Jeff Lowe established him up by planting proof and lying to investigators.
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