Joe Exotic’s legal team is feeling fiercely confident that the “Tiger King” star is going to get a pardon from President Trump. They even have a limo parked near his prison and have a hair and makeup team standing by.
For all you ‘cool cat’s and kitten’s’ who haven’t been paying attention, Joe Exotic whose given name is Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage—is one year into his 22 years sentence for trying to hire a hitman to kill rival zookeeper Carol Baskin. The claws were revealed during the Netflix series called the “Tiger King” which catapulted the mullet-wearing protagonist into an overnight media sensation. Reportedly among his fans, Don Trump, Jr., which has given high hopes of a potential pardon to the guy who’s been pacing around like—well, a caged tiger—behind bars.
Private investigator Eric Love, who has been leading Maldonado-Passage’s legal team booked a stretch-truck limousine to take his client to a secret location after his stint behind bars. Love told The Sun: “We have the limousine fueled up and driver standing by. We are ready for the party.”
The party will reportedly involve getting some pizzas, a steak and maybe a McRib, but the first order of business will be getting his signature platinum mullet back in shape.
“Joe is a very flamboyant person — Joe is a colorful personality. And if you look at someone when they’ve been incarcerated, they don’t look like that when they’re coming out,” Love told the Sun.
“So Joe’s got to have that platinum done, and well that’s what we got — hair, wardrobe and makeup. We’ve got the best in the business,” he said.
Love said they believe Trump will issue the high-profile pardon in part to “take most of the limelight away from President-elect Joe Biden” — and said they already have a thank-you video recorded.
Trump previously said he will “take a look” at the pardon request.