Joe Exotic transferred from coronavirus isolation to prison medical center

Carla Harmon
April 4, 2020

In a new video released by Netflix, the Oklahoma zoo owner, who is now serving time in federal prison for a murder for hire plot, admits that he's "ashamed" of how he treated his tigers, chimpanzees, and other animals for the past two decades.

The reports, which have yet to be confirmed elsewhere, suggest Joe has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been transferred to a hospital.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is available to watch on Netflix now.

Dillon Passage also says that his husband has yet to see the seven-part series that has taken the world by storm, but that he's loving the emails flooding his inbox.

Joe's husband, Dillon Passage, 24, had recently told chat show and radio host, Andy Cohen, Joe had been moved to isolation after cases of COVID-19 had been reported at a prison he had recently been moved from. Before long, he became Joe Exotic's business partner, signing Exotic's Oklahoma park, G.W. Zoo, to his name. "He said things when we were filming that were very unsettling", co-director Eric Goode told the Hollywood Reporter. He's been there for me through my darkest times. Joe committed some really serious crimes and Joe was not only cruel and inhumane to his animals, he was cruel to the people around him. "As much as we have some empathy for Joe and found Joe to be such an incredible character - this mullet-wearing country singer in Oklahoma - he did a lot of terrible things".

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