Joe Exotic Asks Kim Kardashian For Help In Getting Presidential Pardon
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Joe Exotic has reportedly reached out to one of the biggest celebrities in the world to help with his prison sentence.
Just to prove 2020 isn't done with being the wildest and whackiest year in living memory, the Tiger King star is trying to enlist none other than Kim Kardashian to get him out of jail.
Exotic knows the clock is ticking until Donald Trump leaves the White House and his chance of getting a presidential pardon is getting slimmer by the day.
That's why he's called on the 40-year-old reality TV star-cum-aspiring lawyer to help.
In a letter seen by Entertainment Tonight, Exotic, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, believes Kim will have the star power and the sway to convince Trump to grant him a pardon on his way out.
"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," Joe wrote to Kim in a letter dated November 4.
"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.
"I have lost 57 years of work, my zoo, my animals, my mother has died, my dad is dying and I've been taken away from my husband who I love dearly. 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."
Exotic is currently in prison serving a 22-year sentence for 17 animal abuse offences and two charges of murder for hire against his arch rival Carole Baskin.
Kardashian has turned her sights to law and has been successful in getting the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a woman who copped a life sentence for a first-time drug offence as the leader of a major cocaine ring, cut down. She was also instrumental in getting President Trump to support the First Step Act, which helped bring in huge reforms to the US prison system.
She's since revealed she is studying to pass the bar exam rather than attend law school and said she was 'reading the law'.
The reality TV star admitted she was obsessed with watching Tiger King when it came out earlier this year.
She wrote on Twitter: "Wow the amount of texts I've gotten about Tiger King since I tweeted about it all have mentioned their belief that Carol killed her husband! What are your thoughts? Do you think Carol killed him?"
Kim hasn't yet responded to Exotic's letter.