Joe Unique is talking out after the discharge of a second season of “Tiger King.”
The 58-year-old former zoo proprietor shot to fame in 2020 as the topic of Netflix’s “Tiger King” docuseries, which adopted his rivalry with fellow massive cat fanatic Carole Baskin.
The saga concluded with the sentencing of Joseph “Joe Unique” Maldanado-Passage to over 20 years in jail for his involvement in a murder-for-hire plot in opposition to Baskin, 60.
The streamer lately dropped a second season of the hit present, which options interviews from Maldanado-Passage and several other others concerned within the ordeal who seemingly stroll again on their earlier allegations that the zoo proprietor was responsible. He has maintained his innocence all through each seasons.
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The star lately wrote a prolonged letter to the New York Publish, by which he asserted that former President Donald Trump disenchanted “hundreds of thousands” when he didn’t grant a pardon to Maldonado-Passage.
“President Trump was a idiot to not pardon me,” wrote Maldonado-Passage, who as soon as ran for president himself. “Earlier than the election, hundreds of thousands of individuals have been hoping for it as they know I’m harmless, most of that is in TK2 [‘Tiger King 2’] and it will likely be the identical for President Biden, the world will know the reality [when the new season is released] and him and VP [Kamala] Harris ran on justice and jail reform.”
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He added that his launch from jail “can be within the curiosity of American Justice for President Biden” forward of the vacations. He additionally urged for the charging of “these with perjury and different appropriate prices, or the injustice is actually going to price votes in 2022 because the individuals marvel if this might occur to them beneath his watch.”
The Netflix star stated that he was pushed to ship a letter through snail mail to the outlet as federal jail staff have made it tough for him to speak with reporters through telephone and e mail.
“For 3 years they ‘the Authorities’ has saved me in isolation, blocked numbers and reporters from my telephone, rejected any e mail that tells the reality to my attorneys, saved me from speaking to the press and monitored each authorized name I’ve had,” Maldonado-Passage alleged.
He added: “Now take the usual of take care of a chimp cage measurement, weight loss plan, enrichment and examine that to the care of a human in metropolis, county, state or federal. America requires and cares extra concerning the care of a chimp in a zoo then your member of the family in jail. How is that this doable? Look it up.”
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Since his imprisonment, Maldonado-Passage has even teamed up with Jeff Lowe, the previous co-owner of his now-disbanded zoo, to tackle Baskin and the feds head-on.
“Jeff Lowe was videotaping the brokers, setting this up, rehersing [sic] their testimony and fabricating proof the entire time and has turned it throughout to my attorneys, 4 cellphones and three TB of laborious drives,” he wrote.
He additionally pointed to would-be hitman Allen Glover’s testimony that he dedicated perjury when he stated Maldonado-Passage employed him to kill Baskin. Glover additionally claimed within the second season of the docuseries that he and Lowe have been really planning to kill Maldonado-Passage.
“We have now sworn affidavits from Allen Glover stating he lied to the grand jury and to my jury that I achieved nothing,” he continued. “The feds and Jeff Lowe made him say I did and he beneath oath admitted that he and Jeff + Lauren Lowe’s unique plan was to kill me to get the zoo. And even took [my attorney] John Phillips and the producer of Netflix to Oklahoma to the zoo and confirmed them the place he hid the homicide weapon, sure the plan was to kill me and it failed so the[y] set me as much as take my zoo.”
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Final week, Maldonado-Passage was transferred from a Texas jail to 1 in North Carolina the place he’ll obtain therapy for prostate most cancers.
“My want is to get out and testify to Congress concerning the Huge Cat Security Act and what a rip-off it’s to create a monopoly for PETA and Dan Ashe with the [Association of Zoos and Aquariums],” he stated, noting his opposition to the Affiliation’s position in certifying zoos.
Whereas Maldonado-Passage did not have something constructive to say with regard to Trump or Biden, he did reward Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who has opposed limitations on massive cat possession.
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“I used to be the biggest breeder on this planet. I do know every part about their scams is why I’m the one one in jail,” stated the previous zoo proprietor. “They needed to kill me or shut me up. I do know the reality, let me communicate. Senator Ted Cruz is aware of the reality. I want America to be my voice!”
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Reps for Trump, Biden and the Federal Bureau of Prisons didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.