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Wrong food, cages too small: 70 big cats confiscated from the “Tiger King” star
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Wrong food, cages too small: 70 big cats confiscated from the “Tiger King” star

Wynnewood - Both Jeffrey Lowe and Joe Exotic are dazzling characters from the Netflix documentary "Tiger King". With their predator zoos they once financed their wild daredevil life. But there is not much left of the glamor of bygone days in either of them. Now one of his big cats is being taken away - and the other is in jail, where he still hopes for a pardon. US Justice Seized Big Cats from Jeffrey LoweConditions hazardous to the health of big cats Joe Exotic complains of poor health in prison First to Jeffrey Lowe: The US judiciary confiscated 68 lions, tigers and other big cats belonging to the private zoo director.The Justice Department said on Thursday (May 20, 2021, local time) that three inspections in the park by Jeffrey and Lauren Lowe in the state of Oklahoma had repeated...
'Tiger King' Joe Exotic Says He'll Accept Carole Baskin's Offer to Help Reduce His Prison Sentence (Exclusive)
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'Tiger King' Joe Exotic Says He'll Accept Carole Baskin's Offer to Help Reduce His Prison Sentence (Exclusive)

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 th...
John Cameron Mitchell Set to Play Joe Exotic in Upcoming 'Tiger King'-Based Series for NBC
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John Cameron Mitchell Set to Play Joe Exotic in Upcoming 'Tiger King'-Based Series for NBC

The Tiger King-based series, starring Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin, has found its Joe Exotic. ET has confirmed that John Cameron Mitchell will be playing the "Tiger King" himself in Joe Exotic, the working title for the upcoming limited series which will roll out across NBCU’s scripted entertainment platforms, NBC, Peacock and USA.   Joe Exotic is based on true events following big cat enthusiast Baskin, who sets out to shut down Joe "Exotic" Schreibvogel's venture after learning he is breeding and using his big cats for profit. A quickly escalating rivalry ensues as Baskin works tirelessly to take down Joe and all animal abusers. In a statement released following the casting announcement, the Hedwig actor said he was "thrilled" to take on the role of the "Tiger King.""I’m thrilled to ta...
John Cameron Mitchell To Play Joe Exotic In Drama Series About 'Tiger King' Star
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John Cameron Mitchell To Play Joe Exotic In Drama Series About 'Tiger King' Star

The “Joe Exotic” dramatic series has found an actor to play its title character: John Cameron Mitchell, Variety reported Monday. The director and actor ― best known for co-creating and starring in the “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” rock musical that went from screen to stage ― will embody the animal trainer made famous by the “Tiger King” Netflix documentary. “Saturday Night Live” star Kate McKinnon was already tabbed to portray his rival, Carole Baskin. The story, which will air across NBC, Peacock and the USA Network, will focus on Baskin, a big-cat advocate, seeking to shut down Joe Exotic’s zoo operation when she learns he is exploiting tigers for profit. John Cameron Mitchell will play Joe "Exotic" Schreibvogel, the Oklahoma zoo owner made infamous in the Netflix docuseries 'Tiger King....
Joe Exotic's Husband Dillon Passage Says They're 'Seeking a Divorce'
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Joe Exotic's Husband Dillon Passage Says They're 'Seeking a Divorce'

Joe Exotic and Dillon Passage's marriage is coming to an end. Passage, 25, revealed on Friday that he and the Tiger King star are "seeking a divorce" after three years of marriage. Joe Exotic, or Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is currently serving a 22-year sentence in federal prison. "To answer the main question the public wants to know, yes, Joe and I are seeking a divorce," Passage wrote on his Instagram on Friday. "This wasn’t an easy decision to make but Joe and I both understand that this situation isn’t fair to either of us. It’s something that neither of us were expecting but we are going to take it day by day. We are on good terms still and I hope it can stay that way. I will continue to have Joe in my life and do my best to support him while he undergoes further legal battles to bette...