Joe Exotic says he will be dead in months without Trump's pardon, claims he's not treated well as he's white
In an impassioned letter, Exotic said that his "soul is dead" as he remains imprisoned "24/7" without access to a phone, email, or commissary
While his legal team is rallying to get President Donald Trump to sign an executive order pardoning his prison sentence, Joe Exotic in a letter he recently penned for his "supporters, fans, loves ones" said that he will "be dead in 2-3 months" as he is not receiving the proper medical care that he needs while incarcerated.
The disgraced zookeeper, 57, whose life story became widely popular after the huge success of the Netflix documentary, 'Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,' was convicted of two counts of murder-for-hire to kill a rival animal rights activist, Carole Baskin, eight counts of violating the Lacey Act for falsifying wildlife records, and nine counts of violating the Endangered Species Act in January and sentenced to 22 years in jail. In an impassioned letter obtained by TMZ on Monday, June 8, Exotic said that his "soul is dead" as he remains imprisoned "24/7" without access to a phone, email, or commissary. He also wrote that due to his CVID condition he required blood infusions "every four weeks" - something he has not received "since end of January."
Although chances of receiving a presidential pardon seem bleak at best, he was hoping for some "miracle" so that POTUS considers getting him out of jail early now that, according to him, the coronavirus pandemic is over. "I'm loosing [sic] weight, sores wont heal, I'll be dead in 2-3 months, it's like I have been sent to death row, they stopped all of my medication except one, this place is hell on earth [sic]," he wrote.
He then went onto claim that he hadn't received a letter or a phone call from his husband, Dillon Passage, since being imprisoned and urged his supporters to not send pictures of what Passage was doing as he did not want to see him having a good time and partying with others while Exotic remains behind bars.
"I don't even know if I'm married anymore, seems everyone is so busy making money and being famous," he wrote. "I don't get even a letter from Dillon, everyone sends pictures of him having fun and all but as a person screaming for help I am asking you to stop."
He added: "And the mental torture of being locked in this room alone and not even hearing Dillon's voice or a letter, I wish I could just have ended things when Travis died," referring to one of his former husbands, who accidentally shot himself in the head. "... If he has moved on he should tell me, if he hasn't I am begging to support me. Sad to be dumped like a dog in the shelter but that's how it feels."
Exotic also made some questionable comments about race, as he claimed that he might have been treated better in prison had he not been white. He then equated himself with George Floyd, the African-American man killed on May 25 due to police brutality which gave rise to nationwide protests, saying, just like Floyd's message "got lost on [sic] the riots," similarly, his message "got abandon [sic] for money and fame."
Comparing being incarcerated to being on the death row, he added that he felt those who had worked with him had taken advantage of him before stabbing him in the back. At some point in his letter, he also makes reference to a Michael Jackson song and the fact that he pleaded to famous names like Cardi B and Kim Kardashian to help him get out of prison.