The subject of the infamous docuseries was placed in isolation after inmates at a jail where he was being held tested positive for the virus.
Joseph Maldonado-Passage — otherwise called Joe Exotic, the subject of Netflix's "Tiger King" docuseries — is in self-isolation on a coronavirus quarantine, his significant other said in a meeting Wednesday.
Addressing Andy Cohen on SiriusXM, Dillon Passage said Maldonado-Passage, who is serving 22 years in jail in a murder-for-hire plot, was placed in isolation after inmates at a jail where he was being held tested positive for the virus.
Maldonado-Passage is currently at FMC Fort Worth, a government medical centre in Texas operated by the Bureau of Prisons, records show.
Maldonado-Passage, a former big cat breeder who ran an exotic cat park in Oklahoma, was found guilty a year ago of attempting to hire somebody to execute Carole Baskin, a prominent animal rights activist. He was sentenced in January.