Unilad:  Joe Exotic, the unusual an eccentric tiger breeder from Netflix’s latest docuseries, Tiger King, has launched a lawsuit from prison. The King of the cats is claiming a huge conspiracy led him to being locked up, as well as the death of his mother.  Joe, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado Passage, was one of the biggest names in the cat business, and now he’s claiming for almost $94 million, according to reports.Exotic ran a hugely popular zoo in Oklahoma until he was found guilty of a murder-for-hire plot in 2019.  However, TMZ says it has seen new legal documents in which the animal trainer claims he was falsely arrested and imprisoned after falling victim to a malicious prosecution and discrimination.  Joe us suing the US Department of Interior and the US Federal Wildlife Service for placing the ‘generic tiger’ on the endangered species list which he says was done with the sole purpose of targeting businesses like his, and putting him out of business.  In the documents he reportedly equates this to ‘stealing my property and promoting an animal rights agenda’.Joe is also said to have claimed he was ‘discriminated against because he is the only person charged with this statute because [he] is an openly gay male with the largest collection of generic tigers.
The suit is alleged to say he wants $78,840,000 for the loss of his personal property and for 18 years’ worth of his work with tigers.
With regards to his criminal conviction, Exotic is going after several different people who were involved in his case, including his former business partner Jeff Lowe, claiming he lied to the federal police and planted evidence against him.