Joe Exotic files $94 million lawsuit over his prosecution

Brenda Watkins
March 31, 2020

The "Tiger King" docuseries prominently features rumors surrounding Lewis' disappearance, spread by Joe Exotic and others, about Baskin and the disappearance of Lewis.

There's around 20 photos featuring Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, Don Lewis, Exotic's ex-husband John Finlay and more.

Let me just get this out of the way: I am one of about 10 people or so who still hasn't seen Tiger King, the Netflix true crime series about a big cat preserve owned by a dude nicknamed "Joe Exotic" that has become a social media sensation.

A former Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plot has filed a federal lawsuit seeking almost $94 million in damages.

One of the episodes in the series is devoted to the disappearance of Carole Baskin's husband, Jack "Don" Lewis.

Jailed Tiger King star Joe Exotic has claimed that he has been persecuted for being gay in a sprawling lawsuit against the federal government.

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But conditions at the zoo were in near-squalor and Joe Exotic's life cratered in 2019 when he was convicted of animal abuse-17 federal counts-as well as two counts of a conspiracy plot to murder the chief executive officer of Big Cat Rescue.

Reaching next level insane cat lady, Carole Baskin is the (alleged) husband-killing founder of Big Cat Rescue, and the greedy villain of our story. No zoo we ever build will have the positive impact of taking out the nation's largest tiger cub traffickers.

"We went back a couple times", O'Neal said, according to CNN. I don't harm tigers.

Maldonado-Passage also alleges that the government put a "generic" tiger on the endangered species list in order to facilitate charges against him.

"Since @netflix and #Covid19 #Quarantine has made #TigerKing all the rage, I figured it was a good time to ask for new leads", Chronister said in a tweet. Shaq said he never had any business dealings with Exotic, and said Exotic was "not [his] friend".

Looks like Shaq's new nickname might have to be "The Big Cat Daddy".

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