Joe Unique tells The Put up in a four-page letter from federal jail that “Tiger King 2” proves him to be “harmless,” that former President Donald Trump was “a idiot” to not pardon him, and that President Biden should grant him clemency.
The 58-year-old former Oklahoma zookeeper, whose actual title is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was convicted in 2019 of paying a success man $3,000 to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin.
The unlikely Netflix star was sentenced to 22 years in jail final 12 months, however says he desires of getting out and testifying earlier than Congress in opposition to Baskin’s push to limit possession of huge cats.
The self-described “homosexual, gun-carrying redneck with a mullet” says Trump upset “thousands and thousands” by not setting him free and he claims that Biden will endure an electoral backlash if he doesn’t do it.
“President Trump was a idiot to not pardon me,” Joe Unique writes. “Earlier than the election, thousands and 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 is going to 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.”
“It might be within the curiosity of American Justice for President Biden to pardon me earlier than the vacations and cost these with perjury and different appropriate expenses, or the injustice is basically going to price votes in 2022 because the folks surprise if this might occur to them beneath his watch,” he provides.
Joe Unique additionally gripes that federal jail staff are making it robust for him to speak with reporters by cellphone or e mail, which he says made the handwritten snail mail word crucial.
“For 3 years they ‘the Authorities’ has stored me in isolation, blocked numbers and reporters from my cellphone, rejected any e mail that tells the reality to my attorneys, stored me from speaking to the press and monitored each authorized name I’ve had,” he claims.
Joe Unique provides: “Now take the usual of take care of a chimp[:] cage dimension, weight loss plan, enrichment and examine that to the care of a human in metropolis, county, state or federal. America requires and cares extra in regards to the care of a chimp in a zoo then [sic] your member of the family in jail. How is that this potential? Look it up.”
Probably the most dramatic revelation within the new season of “Tiger King” — which premiered final week — comes from Allen Glover, an affiliate of Jeff Lowe, a former enterprise associate of Joe Unique who he claims set him as much as steal his zoo.
Glover initially advised investigators he was employed to kill Baskin. However in “Tiger King 2,” the would-be hitman says he dedicated perjury.
Glover, an ex-con with a teardrop tattoo that he claims is a tribute to his grandmother and never a homicide confession, says within the new season that he and Lowe really have been scheming to homicide Joe Unique. Glover even brings a documentary crew to the spot on the Oklahoma zoo the place he mentioned he and Lowe have been planning to place a wire to decapitate Joe Unique if he drove by on a four-wheeler at a excessive velocity.
Biden has not but issued any govt reprieves — regardless of campaigning on mass clemency for marijuana inmates and exploring sentence reductions for folks briefly out of jail on account of COVID-19 — however Joe Unique says he’s nonetheless hopeful. Within the letter, Joe Unique notes that even his longtime enemy Lowe agreed to help his authorized workforce as they discover widespread foes within the feds and Baskin.
“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 harddrives,” Joe Unique writes.
“We’ve sworn affidavits from Allen Glover stating he lied to the grand jury and to my jury that I executed nothing. 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.”
Joe Unique first ripped Trump when the forty fifth president left workplace on Jan. 20 with out granting him a pardon. The previous zookeeper’s supporters had attended the Jan. 6 “Cease the Steal” rally forward of the Capitol riot and have been so satisfied clemency could be granted that that they had a limo on standby on Trump’s closing day as president. An indignant Joe Unique wrote that he was “too harmless and too GAY” for Trump.
Joe Unique was abruptly transferred final week from a federal jail in Texas to 1 in North Carolina, the place he’ll obtain therapy for prostate most cancers. Nonetheless, the switch made it much more troublesome for him to reap publicity from the present.
After Joe Unique went to jail, Baskin assumed management of his zoo as cost of a $1 million authorized judgement that went in opposition to the tiger king in a 2013 trademark infringement case. Lowe, who had managed the zoo, transferred a lot of the animals to a close-by property earlier than most have been confiscated by officers for alleged mistreatment.
“My want is to get out and testify to Congress in regards to the Massive 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],” Joe Unique writes, including that he strongly opposes the AZA’s position in certifying that zoos are as much as snuff.
One politician will get a positive point out within the letter: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who has confronted criticism from Baskin for not supporting restrictions on large cat possession.
“I used to be the most important breeder on the planet. I do know every little thing about their scams is why I’m the one one in jail. They needed to kill me or shut me up. I do know the reality, let me converse. Senator Ted Cruz is aware of the reality. I want America to be my voice!” Joe Unique wrote.
Joe Unique’s 22-year sentence is within the strategy of being diminished pursuant to a July federal appeals courtroom ruling. Along with his murder-for-hire conviction, he was convicted of 17 felony counts of doctoring animal information and killing and promoting tigers.
Spokespeople for Baskin, Biden, Trump and the Federal Bureau of Prisons didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.