Convicted “Tiger King” star Joe Exotic says he was sexually assaulted by prison guards — and that’s just one of the reasons President Trump should pardon him, according to a report Tuesday.
The former zoo owner and star of the Netflix docuseries — who is serving a 22-year sentence for hiring a hit man to kill a big-cat rival — wrote a 257-page treatise on why he deserves to be pardoned and freed from a federal pen, TMZ said.
“I have been sexually assaulted by jail staff, beat up and tied in a chair to the point the skin came off my arms,” claims the famous prisoner, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage.
“please be my hero,” Exotic implores Trump. “my hands are damaged from the abuse in jail so I’m sorry for the soppy (sic) writing and spelling.”
Prison sources insisted to TMZ that “there was no such assault.”