Amidst his 22-year jail sentence, Joe Exotic is hoping Kim Kardashian may also help him get out — and he wrote her a handwritten observe to beg for her help!
Joe Exotic desires to be Kim Kardashian’s subsequent undertaking in her combat for jail reform. The Tiger King topic is presently serving a 22-year sentence after being convicted on 17 federal prices of animal abuse and two counts of homicide for rent in 2019. However, he maintains his innocence, and desires a presidential pardon earlier than Donald Trump’s time period is up in Jan. 2021. So, he wrote Kim a letter within the hopes that she would vouch for him with the president.
“I am writing you this letter, not as Joe Exotic, but as the person Joseph Maldonado-Passage, asking you to please help me by just taking 10 min. out of your life and placing a call to President Trump to look at my 257 page pardon, with all the evidence I’m innocent, and ask him to sign my pardon,” he wrote within the letter, which was printed by Entertainment Tonight. “I have lost 57 years of work, my zoo, my animals, my mother has died, my dad is dying, and I’ve been taken away from my husband, who I love dearly.”
Joe concluded the letter by asking Kim to put a name to Trump, and assuring her, “No one even has to know you did it.” Kim has met with Trump concerning jail reform prior to now, and has already helped varied individuals get clemency. it’s unclear whether or not she put in a phrase for Joe Exotic, although (his letter was dated Nov. 4).
The actuality star was positively a fan of Tiger King, the Netflix documentary about Joe and his zoo. She tweeted concerning the doc when it first got here out earlier this 12 months. Then, she dressed up as Carole Baskin for Halloween, whereas her pal, Jonathan Cheban, dressed as Joe. The costume was full with Kim’s 4 children — North, 7, Saint 5, Chicago, 2, and Psalm, 1 — who all went as tigers.
Meanwhile, this isn’t the primary time that Joe has talked about wanting a pardon from Trump. The president really addressed the likelihood throughout a press briefing in April. He mentioned that he had knew “nothing about” Joe’s case, however vowed to “take a look.” However, Donald Trump Jr. did watch the docu-series, and admitted that he felt Joe’s sentence was fairly harsh. “I don’t even know exactly what he was charged with,” Don Jr. mentioned in April. “It doesn’t seem like he was totally innocent of anything, but when they’re saying, ‘We’re putting this guy away for 30 years,’ I’m saying…that seems sort of aggressive.”