Oklahoma City (AP) — The man known as “Tiger King,” who rose to fame in a Netflix documentary following his conviction for trying to hire someone to kill an animal rights activist, says he that he has cancer.
Joe Exotic, lodged in a federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas, wrote in a Twitter post, “It is with a sad face I have to tell you… that my prostate biopsy has come back with an invasive cancer.” Wednesday.
The doctors called me today to break the news that my prostate biopsy has come back with an aggressive cancer, Carol will have her own party on this one! say a prayer all and be my voice love #joeexotic #Unique #Latest News #freejoeexotic #justiceforjoeexotic pic.twitter.com/M5wu7fI7a9
— Joe Exotic (@joe_exotic) November 3, 2021
The white mullet-wearing former Oklahoma zookeeper, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is known for his abusive-laden rants on YouTube and a failed 2018 Oklahoma gubernatorial campaign.
He was featured prominently in the popular documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness”.
Carole Baskin, who runs a rescue sanctuary for big cats in Florida, was sentenced in 2020 to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to a failed conspiracy to violate federal wildlife laws and a targeted murder.
In July, a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver ordered Maldonado-Passage to sue for a short period, finding that the trial court counted his prison term for two convicts. treated differently.
The panel said the extent of its advisory sentence should be between 17 1/2 years and just 22 years, and not just between 22 years and 27 years in prison used by the trial court.