He sees himself as an innocent victim
The imprisoned “Tiger King” star has now in an interview with “TMZ” from prison explained that the Netflix format “ruined” his life and was “the worst” thing that had ever happened to him, according to the US celebrity portal, because it led the public to believe he was trying to kill Carole Baskin .
In 2016 and 2017 he “shot a little tiger show” and all the content he filmed at the zoo was created for this project. “Then Netflix and [Serien-Co-Regisseur] Eric Goode all this into a conspiracy. Everything they filmed after 2018, when I was arrested, was prepared and we have evidence that they were all paid to say what they said.” According to Exotic, everything was done to increase TV ratings and he claims he is the innocent victim of this plot.
Joseph Maldonado-Passage, his real name, is serving his sentence in federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas. He was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer in November 2021. He still hopes to be released from prison, he told TMZ, adding that he wants to tie the knot with his fiancé Seth Posey.