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According to a new report, Joseph Maldonado-Passage obtained an extension of his trial for wrongful imprisonment after claiming that he was not equipped with the tools to appeal his conviction.
Per TMZ, Joe Exotic, whom the world has known as the “Tiger King” star, wrote a letter to the presiding judge on Wednesday asking for an extension in order to respond to government documents in the civil case, given the fact that ‘Exotic was locked in an isolated quarantine in a federal prison medical center in Texas due to concerns related to COVID-19.
The gossip site reported on Thursday that Exotic was seeking $ 89 million in his wrongful imprisonment complaint and requested access to a computer and the prison law library to prepare his response, as he cannot currently call anyone or send emails.
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“Sorry for the handwritten letter,” Exotic wrote in the letter. “However, I am isolated at the Federal Medical Center [in] Fort Worth and have NO access to a computer, phone, email or library [sic] to respond to the government’s latest request. I ask at least [a] Extension of the April 28, 2020 deadline by 30 days in the hope that I can access things in order to properly respond to their request. “
For its part, Exotic obtained an extension of 30 days to respond before May 28.
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People magazine reported last month, citing court documents, that the former zoo keeper and big cat enthusiast had filed a $ 94 million lawsuit and was looking for nearly $ 74 million in lost personal property, 18 years of research and full support for 200 generic tigers and crosses, which he claims to have performed at the boarding rate of $ 60 per day per animal.
In addition, Maldonado-Passage is claiming $ 15 million for false arrest, false imprisonment, selective enforcement and the death of his mother, Shirley, per person.
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In addition, the lawsuit – filed against the United States Department of the Interior, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and other government officials – accuses the cohort of violating their civil rights, the newspaper said.