Unless you’ve been avoiding social media this quarantine, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayham and Madness” has become a guilty pleasure for everyone who watches it and now, things have gotten even more scandalous.
According to TMZ, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior and the U.S. Federal Wildlife Service for nearly $79 MILLION while currently serving his time at Grady County Jail in Oklahoma.
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In the suit, Joe Exotic claims that was a victim of malicious prosecution and discrimination. Saying the agencies were allegedly responsible for "stealing his property and promoting an animal rights agenda” and purposely trying to put him out of business by placing the "generic tiger" on the endangered species list.
He goes on to argue was he was also "discriminated against because he is the only person charged with this statute because [he] is an openly gay male with the largest collection of generic tigers and crossbreeds."
He is seeking $78.84M to cover his personal property loss and two decades worth of work with tigers.
In addition, he’s also demanding $15 Million for being falsely arrested and imprisoned over an attempted murder plot on his “enemy” Carole Baskin, the animal rights activist behind the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary and violating the Endangered Species Act for killing five tigers.
Joe Exotic is currently serving a 22-year sentence after being found guilty in October 2017.
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