EXCLUSIVE: “Tiger King” star Jeff Lowe is weighing in on Joe Exotic’s request to be pardoned by President Trump.
In an unique interview with Fox Information, Lowe mentioned the previous massive cat proprietor has no probability of getting out of jail.
“He is not going to get pardoned. Donald Trump is not gonna pardon this guy,” Lowe mentioned.
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Final month, Joe Exotic’s (actual title Joseph Maldonado-Passage) authorized staff turned heads in Washington D.C. as they drove round in a tour bus with a signal that reads: “President Trump Please Pardon Joe Exotic.” The wrap on the bus additionally displayed the eccentric Netflix star’s “Team Tiger” moniker in addition to his face plastered on its facet.
Maldonado-Passage, 57, was handed a 22-year jail sentence for his involvement in a murder-for-hire plot in opposition to his chief rival, Carole Baskin.
Lowe mentioned the eccentric Netflix star’s lobbying request would not shock him within the slightest.
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“Joe has that diva personality. Most narcissists do. So of course he’s gonna go and take it to where the buck stops, and that’s at the White House,” Lowe mentioned.
Donald Trump Jr. mentioned in a SiriusXM interview final month that the concept of his father granting Joe a pardon could be “pretty amazing” given all of the hype over the Netflix sequence.
However Lowe revealed it will be the one factor left that may shock him.
“Nothing that Donald Trump does surprises me anymore but if he were to pardon Joe Exotic that would be the icing on the cake. It would show that the president has really lost his marbles,” Lowe mentioned with a chuckle.
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Lowe assumed management of the Larger Wynnewood Unique Animal Park in Oklahoma following Maldonado-Passage’s unruly stint on the facility. Maldonado-Passage was accused of outlandish conduct on the zoo from former co-workers, reminiscent of laundering the property’s money for private use, participating in sexual activity with the animals, and utilizing the power for breeding functions solely.
Lowe referred to as Maldonado-Passage a “horrible, horrible person” who probably has “50 or 60 more federal charges pending for campaign finance fraud and income tax evasion.”
Regardless of no matter defenses Maldonado-Passage could also be trying to make use of behind bars to entry freedom, Lowe mentioned he deserves to be there.
“Even though he knows damn well that he was planning to kill Carole, he still wants to say that he was framed,” Lowe mentioned.
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Lowe nonetheless runs Maldonado-Passage’s former Larger Wynnewood Unique Animal Park — however not for lengthy. Resulting from a authorized difficulty between Maldonado-Passage and Baskin, a decide lately granted her management of the property.
It is a blessing in disguise for Lowe, who instructed Fox Information he noticed it coming all alongside. He and his lots of of massive cats and different unique animals are heading to a new zoo in Thackerville, Okla.