Tiger King’s Joe Exotic moved from coronavirus isolation in jail to prison HOSPITAL, records show – The Sun
JOSEPH "Joe" Exotic has been transferred from coronavirus isolation to a medical center in federal prison.
The Tiger King star is being housed at Federal Medical Center Fort Worth, which is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Texas, inmate records showed Thursday.
Bartender Dillon Passage, Exotic's 24-year-old fourth husband, told Andy Cohen that the 57-year-old had previously been isolated at the Grady County Jail in Oklahoma due to coronavirus concerns.
Passage told Cohen, who was recently diagnosed with the virus, that Exotic had been put in "COVID-19 isolation" because there were other infected inmates at his previous jail.
"We speak like three to five times every day, but since he’s been moved to this new facility, they are putting him on a COVID-19 isolation because of the previous jail he was at, there were cases," he said on Cohen's Sirius XM series "Andy Cohen Live."
"I’ve yet to speak to him since he moved."
Fort Worth Medical Center didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from The Sun.
A Grady County staff member told the Post Thursday Exotic "was no longer here at this facility."
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US has now soared to at least 205,438, and more than 5,800 Americans have died from the killer virus.
The Netflix star is serving a 22-year jail sentence after being found guilty of paying a hitman to kill animal activist Carole Baskin, and of killing tigers to make room for more exotic cats in his animal park.
The King recently said he is "thrilled" by the public's reaction to his Netflix series and wants to become a "criminal justice reformer."
Exotic has reportedly filed a $94 million federal lawsuit against the government for alleged civil rights violations.
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