Well it looks like “that b*tch Carole Baskin” actually wants to help out… Joe Exotic?
My how the tables have turned…
Joe Exotic is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for plotting to kill Baskin, along with numerous counts of animal abuse.
In the show Tiger King, Exotic’s hatred towards the owner of Big Cat Rescue is a bit of an understatement. I mean, the guy claimed she murdered her husband (even made a song and music video about it), released several videos of him pretending to kill her, and even sent a guy down to Florida to actually kill her.
After all of that nonsense, Carole and her husband, Howard, are willing to work with Mr. Exotic.
“If Joe were to come out and say, ‘I now know what I did was wrong and I want to help. I would like to support passage of the Big Cat Public Safety Act and stop this breeding.’
If he were to do that, it might position him in a positive way for a pardon. And frankly, I might be willing to go and urge at least a reduction in his sentence.”
And believe it or not, Exotic is actually cool with this. Crazy what prison can do to a man.
Exotic responded to Entertainment Tonight:
“It is time for Carole and Howard to put up or shut the hell up because I’m accepting their offer.
And I’m gonna take it one step further than that, okay? It is time to get on the phone to President Biden or whoever they need to that they’ve got in their little financial pocket and say, ‘Hey, Joe is willing to support a big cat bill to help protect cats in America from being exploited.
But we need to keep our end of the deal and get Joe a pardon because this wasn’t really about murder for hire or for shooting five tigers… this was about exploiting Joe to support Carole’s agenda.’ So, there’s the offer on the table, all right?”
The Big Cat Public Safety Act was passed on December 3rd, and of course, Joe is still convinced that Carole is simply just trying to help herself for even more fame and fortune:
“The way it’s written is not gonna help anybody except PETA and Carole Baskin.
So, I’ll testify in front of the House, they want to end big cats in America and they want to end the exploitation of them, I’m the man to do it. But it’s time to get an attorney general down here and listen to the evidence that I have to prove I’m innocent and get me the hell out of here.”
“I wouldn’t seek a reduced sentence for Joe based upon him just saying he’d help end cub handling. I think he’d say anything, but not actually do it. He’d have to actually work with authorities to bring all of his buddies to justice and work with legislators to end cub handling.”
It’s time for Joe to put up or shut up.
Can he set aside his ego so he can get out of prison?