‘Tiger King’s’ Joe Exotic Is Asking President Trump For A Pardon
Andrea Swindall - Pop Culture Writer
May 5th, 2020
KEENESBURG, CO - APRIL 05: A pair of the 39 tigers rescued in 2017 from Joe Exotic's G.W. Exotic Animal Park relax at the Wild Animal Sanctuary on April 5, 2020 in Keenesburg, Colorado. Exotic, star of the wildly successful Netflix docu-series Tiger King, is currently in prison for a murder-for-hire plot and surrendered some of his animals to the Wild Animal Sanctuary. The Sanctuary cares for some 550 animals on two expansive reserves in Colorado. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)
Joe Exotic wants his freedom. According to gossip site TMZ, The Tiger King star is trying to undo his criminal conviction and get out of jail. They say, “Sources connected to the Tiger King star tell TMZ, Joe’s legal team out of Ft. Worth, Texas is preparing a case file that will be sent on to Trump, claiming Joe was wrongly convicted for the murder-for-hire plot against Carole Baskin.”
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The outlet adds that there are some compelling grounds for a pardon: First, Joe Exotic was very vocal about wanting Carole dead. Usually, when someone seriously wants another person dead, they don’t tell any and everyone. Second, Allen Glover, the alleged hitman and star witness at Joe’s trial, is being called a biased witness. Third, the prosecutor in the case charged Joe with killing tigers. According to his lawyers, this was done to “dirty Joe up, make the jury hate him.”TMZ reveals that they plan to roll out the big pardon announcement in a few days.