- Publish Date
- Thursday, 6 January 2022, 9:17AM
Joe Exotic is reportedly launching a GoFundMe to help with his legal fees.
The 'Tiger King' star - who is four years into a 22-year prison sentence after being found guilty of a murder-for-hire plot against Carole Baskin, as well as violations of animal welfare law - is said to be asking for $500,000 to cover fees associated with his ongoing issues with his rival.
As reported by TMZ, a judge has ordered Joe to pay Carole almost $10,000 from a dispute over the zoo he used to own.
Meanwhile, it's said he also owes $1 million to her Big Cat Rescue organisation as part of a trademark infringement lawsuit, and he has asked for help with his debts.
On his GoFundMe, he wrote: "I will walk out of prison with my clothes on my back, a $1 million judgment and no home or clothes.
"My health is deteriorating and prison has not been kind. Simply put, I cannot get a fresh start until I pay @$&#!%! Carole Baskin back."
It's said he also appealed to the GoFundMe team to get his page approved.
Back in November, Joe was transferred to a medical facility after being diagnosed with an "aggressive" form of cancer.
Revealing his diagnosis earlier in the month, he wrote: "Update [sad face emoji] Everyone, It is with a sad face that I have to tell you the doctors called me in today to break the news that my prostate biopsy came back with an aggressive cancer, I am still waiting on the results from other test as well. (sic)"
Joe predicted that his long-time rival Carole will "have her own party" about the news.
He had also asked to be released from prison in order to seek treatment.
He added: "Right now I don't want anyone's pity and I'm sure Carole Will have her own party over this! What I need is the world to be my voice to be released, they have the proof I DID NOT DO THIS! (sic)"
This article was first published on BANG! Showbiz and is republished here with permission
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