Tiger King's Joe Exotic's team to ask Donald Trump to pardon him

TIGER King star Joe Exotic’s legal team will this week ask President Trump to pardon him.

Exotic, 57, who found fame in the Netflix documentary series, is serving 22 years in prison for attempting to hire someone to murder his big cat rival Carole Baskin.

But his lawyers claim he was wrongly convicted.

They have repeatedly asked the US President to free him with an official pardon.

Mr Trump was asked at the White House in April if he had considered pardoning Exotic.

He said he would “take a look” but admitted he had not seen Tiger King.

A source told TMZ that Exotic’s representatives would fly to Washington DC tomorrow to hand-deliver the request.

Exotic’s zoo, the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma, closed in August.

A judge had ruled that it could be taken over by Baskin, who runs a rival big cat business.

Baskin, 57, is to appear on the new series of US show Dancing With The Stars, the US version of Strictly Come Dancing.

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