“Tiger King” star Joe Exotic has written a letter to Kim Kardashian asking for her help in getting President Donald Trump to pardon him.
“I know you have never met me and may never want to however I do believe that you hold the values of our justice system dear to your heart,” Exotic wrote in a letter dated Nov. 4 obtained by Entertainment Tonight in a piece published Monday. (RELATED: Zoo Featured In ‘Tiger King’ Searched After Police Find Remains Believed To Be Human On Property)
Joe Exotic is hoping Kim Kardashian West will help get him out from behind bars. https://t.co/F9yCLrEFNU
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) December 7, 2020
“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 minutes out of your life and placing a call to President Trump to look at my 257 page pardon it’s all the evidence I’m innocent and ask him to sign my pardon so I can return home to [my husband] Dillon [Passage] and my father,” the letter added. (RELATED: Joe Exotic Of ‘Tiger King’ Held In Quarantine After Being Transferred To Federal Prison)
The Netflix star‘s letter continued, “Please help me and get President Trump to see this is all wrong and not only sign my pardon but ask Attorney [General] William Barr to open every case [Asst. U.S. Attorney Amanda Green, Agent Bryant, and his public defenders] have been on and look for perjury for a conviction.”
Exotic then noted that during his time behind bars he’s “lost 57 years of work” his “zoo,” “animals,” and his mother has died, after he was convicted of plotting a murder-for-hire against Big Cat Rescue owner Carole Baskin, among other charges and sentenced to 22 years.
“Everyone is so busy making movies, getting interviews, selling stuff and dressing up like me that everyone forgot I’m a real live person in prison and kept from even telling my own story for something I didn’t do,” Joe concluded his letter, suggesting that if the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star did decide to step in and make a call to the president “no one even has to know.”
Kardashian has been very active with social justice reform and has even helped get several prisoners pardoned.
As of March 2020, Joe is incarcerated at FMC Fort Worth in Texas.