Joe Exotic has been in prison for two-and-a-half years now, having being convicted for multiple violations of wildlife laws and murder for hire – and he's set to serve a lot more time if he doesn't get parole. Exotic (real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage) has made many attempts to get parole, and after former President Donald Trump let him down, he's now agreed to something he may have never imagined: work alongside his nemesis Carole Baskin.
Howard Baskin, the living husband of Carole, recently suggested the couple would support a reduction of Joe Exotic's sentence if he were to help support a new piece of legislation called the Big Cat Safety Act hoping to make a splash in Washington. Joe Exotic recently confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that he'd heard the offer, and he's on board. With that said, he had a few more things to say, both about Baskin and the proposed Big Cat Safety Act itself. Said Exotic,
It's a bold move for Joe Exotic to up the ante while still being behind bars, but the type of spirit that shows he's willing to throw his whole self behind something he's passionate about. If he could channel the fight to prove his innocence into a Big Cat bill that could prevent the exploitation of wildlife in America any further, this legislation could be passed.
All other comments aside, Joe Exotic did say he'd help, which is a big step possibly towards his release. That being said, a verbal commitment may not be enough to gain his freedom just yet, as Carole Baskin responded with the following after she was asked for comment on his offer:
Neither Joe Exotic nor Carole Baskin could make a statement without making a veiled criticism of the other, so this partnership may be easier said than done. With that said, it would be hilarious that after all his attempts the one who could finally get the star of Netflix's Tiger King out of prison is the woman he absolutely can't stand. It's a story that would almost justify a second season, just to see these two bury the hatchet.
Tiger King is currently available to binge on Netflix. As Joe Exotic fights for his freedom on the inside, his pop culture cred remains high on the outside. In fact, an actor was recently cast to play him opposite Kate McKinnon's Carole Baskin in an upcoming series.
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