American media personality and Actor, Joseph Allen Maldonado, popularly known as Joe Exotic and nicknamed “The Tiger King”, has consistently reached out to reality TV star Kim Kardashian, fervently appealing for his release from prison.
Joe Exotic has reportedly turned to commenting on Kim’s family members’ social media accounts as part of his persistent efforts to seek her assistance for his release.
Kourtney Kardashian shared a picture of her and baby son Rocky on Sunday, January 28, the Tiger King star took to the comments section to beg Kourtney to ask Kim to help him out.
He wrote, “Awwww cute, also please have your sister help me get out of this hell hole.”
The Netflix personality, 60, was previously convicted on 17 federal charges of animal abuse and two counts of attempted murder-for-hire after he allegedly hired someone to kill Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin. Maldonado-Passage was originally sentenced to 22 years in prison in January 2020, but a federal judge resentenced him to 21 years in January 2022.
In December 2020, Maldonado-Passage wrote a letter to the Kim’s cofounder, 43, asking her for help in getting a presidential pardon from former President Donald Trump.
“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,” he wrote at the time.
“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.”
Maldonado-Passage went on to say that he lost “57 years of his work” and that his “mother has died and [his] dad is dying.”
“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,” he continued, advising Kim that “no one even has to know you did it.”
The former zookeeper, known for his role in the infamous “Tiger King” saga, remains determined in his efforts to secure assistance from Kardashian in navigating his legal woes.