Joe Exotic Reveals a '90 Day Fiancé' Connection That He Hopes Will Secure Pardon from President Biden
An unexpected friendship has formed between Joe Exotic and Jesse Meester, a 90 Day Fiancé alum who rose to fame while dating Darcey Silva
Joseph Maldonado-Passage is seeking for mercy in unlikely places.
The Tiger King actor, also known as Joe Exotic, has made friends with 90 Day Fiancé alum Jesse Meester and enlisted his assistance in petitioning President Joe Biden for a pardon.
Joe presented the 29-year-old reality TV personality to his Instagram fans on Monday and disclosed his ambitions to collaborate with Meester.
Joe, 59, captioned a photo of a shirtless Jesse,
"Meet my fantastic good buddy Jesse Meester, actor, model, and so much more."
"You'll see him around more and more on my stuff because he's going to help me get a voice to the White House for President Biden to sign my pardon before November of this year."
"Give him some love," he said. "I adore you, Jesse."
Joe was resentenced for the crime against Baskin in January, and his previous 22-year sentence was reduced by one year. Since the beginning of his jail sentence, the documentary subject has been lobbying for his release, claiming his innocence.
The 90 Day Fiance alum commented in the comments section. "Joe, we adore you as well! People close to you turned against you, but not us. You assisted many individuals throughout the lockdown, and we will never forget the candor and authenticity with which you lived your life. Backstabbing and lying have unfortunately become the norm in this culture. It's time to get together and fight back to get you out, "Jesse penned a letter.
Joe's lawyer has been contacted for comment.
Jesse is best known for his multiple 90 Day Fiancé appearances, dating back to 2018. The Amsterdam native was first in a long-distance relationship with Darcey Silva.
Though the two are no longer together, Jesse has appeared on 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, 90 Day Fiancé: The Single Life, Darcey & Stacey and other franchise spinoffs.
Joe has been behind bars since January 2020 for a murder-for-hire scheme against his longstanding rival Carole Baskin — which was outlined in Netflix's documentary series Tiger King — as well as animal abuse charges.
Recently, Joe was diagnosed with "aggressive" prostate cancer and added the health problem to the list of reasons why he shouldn't remain in prison.
"Please don't make me die in prison waiting for a chance to be free," he said to the federal judge during his January resentencing, per the Associated Press.