‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic Is Requesting A Computer And A Law Library In Jail
Andrea Swindall - Pop Culture Writer
April 16th, 2020
Tiger King cast member Joe Exotic recently filed an $89 million wrongful imprisonment lawsuit, and now he is going back to the judge to request more time and items to fight his case.According to TMZ, Joe is asking the judge for both access to a computer and the law library. They explain, “The Tiger King star just filed a handwritten legal doc, telling the judge he’s running out of time to respond to the government’s legal docs in the civil lawsuit. Joe says he can’t respond without the proper tools, so he wants another 30 days.” Joe’s argument also states that since he’s been isolated at the Federal Medical Center, he can’t call or email anyone, and he has no access to the outside world.
Joe has been in isolation because inmates in his prison tested positive for coronavirus. TMZ reports that Joe is virus-free.
TMZ later updated their story, saying, “Joe’s request for more time has been granted. According to new legal docs … the judge is giving him until May 28 to file his objection in his civil case.”See Joe’s handwritten note below.
Joseph Maldonado-Passage (Joe Exotic) files handwritten letter in federal court requesting extension to reply in lawsuit, saying he is being isolated at Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth. (https://t.co/lEgh5xA1O1)