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‘Tiger King’ star Joe Exotic in coronavirus quarantine, transferred to a medical center

The star of the Netflix series “Tiger King,” which has become must-see viewing during widespread self-quarantining, is in a coronavirus quarantine himself after inmates at the prison where he is serving a sentence for murder solicitation tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.

As KXAS-TV reports, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who is known as Joe Exotic, has been transferred to the Fort Worth FMC, a medical facility operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

His husband Dillon Passage had earlier told the news station that the reality star had been put into isolation due to the coronavirus threat. It is not clear where Joe Exotic was most recently being held, and his husband indicated that he had been previously moved.

The report does not indicate whether Joe Exotic has been tested for coronavirus.

“Tiger King” explores the susprisingly dramatic world of exotic pet ownership, and the heated rivalry betweeen Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin, a self-described animal activist who has been vocal in her opposition to the animal breeding done at Joe Exotic’s big cat farm in Oklahoma. As the documentary series shows, Joe Exotic hired a hitman to kill Baskin, but the murder plot did not come to frution.

Joe Exotic also accused Baskin of murdering her former husband, who has been missing since 1997. Baskin has denied having anything to do with his disappearance.

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