Dillon Passage wrote that he hadn’t abandoned his husband Joe Exotic in an Instagram post on Monday.
The Tiger King fixture pushed back on a letter from Joe claiming he hadn’t heard from his husband and had only heard from others about his partying while he has been rotting in jail.
Dillon claimed that his Instagram gave a misleading portrait of his life, because his fans couldn’t see him ‘at home, missing my husband and my friend.’
Standing by his man: Dillon Passage claimed that he was still committed to his husband Joe Exotic, 57, in an Instagram post from Monday
‘My heart is breaking after reading Joe’s letter,’ Dillon began his post.
‘He is living in hell right now and I’m outraged by the way he is being treated. I can’t even begin to imagine how that is breaking his spirit. I love Joe and I’m standing by him.
‘The photos that I post on here are a highlight reel of my life…’ he continued. ‘What you don’t see are the hours that I’m alone at home, missing my husband and my friend.’
Dillon claimed he had been steadily writing to Joe and suggested the prison might have been holding back their correspondence.
Letter delay? Dillon claimed he had been steadily writing to Joe and suggested the prison might have been holding back their correspondence
‘I’ve been writing letters and it is a shame to hear that he isn’t receiving them… I know they limit the amount he can read in a week and I only hope they eventually get to him.’
He concluded the post, which showed him playing with an adorable puppy, with a loving message for his husband.
‘Joe, I hope that this reaches you too. Know that I love you and I’m fighting for you everyday ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.’
Appeal: Tiger King’s Joe Exotic claimed he’ll ‘be dead in 2-3 months’ in an impassioned letter obtained by TMZ on Monday, as he said he is not receiving medical treatment in prison
Claim: Asking for a ‘miracle’ from President Donald Trump, he wrote that while he needs blood infusions ‘every four weeks’ for his CVID condition he has ‘not had one since end of January’
Joe previously claimed in a letter that he would be dead in two to three months if he didn’t get help from President Donald Trump.
The Tiger King star, 57, also said his ‘soul is dead’ as he explained that he has been unable to remain hopeful while incarcerated ’24/7′ without access to a phone, email, or commissary, according to the letter obtained by TMZ on Monday.
Asking for a ‘miracle’ from the President by being released, he wrote that although he requires blood infusions ‘every four weeks’ for common variable immune deficiency (CVID) he has ‘not had one since end of January.’
In his letter to ‘supporters, fans, loves ones’, he said: ‘I’m loosing weight, sores wont heal, I’ll be dead in 2-3 months, it’s like I have been sent to death row, they stopped all of my medication expect one, this place is hell on earth [sic].’
Joe went on to ask those who have seen his husband Dillon Passage enjoying himself to not send pictures of what he is doing, as he hadn’t received a letter or a phone call from him since being imprisoned.
He wrote: ‘I don’t even know if I’m married anymore, seems everyone is so busy making money and being famous.
‘I don’t get even a letter from Dillon, everyone sends pictures of him having fun and all but as a person screaming for help I am asking you to stop.’
Cut off: Joe asked those who had seen Dillon enjoying himself to not send pictures of what he was doing, as he hadn’t received a letter or a phone call from him since being imprisoned
Feeling forgotten: ‘I don’t get even a letter from Dillon, everyone sends pictures of him having fun and all but as a person screaming for help I am asking you to stop,’ wrote Joe
Joe compared his incarceration to being on death row, and said he felt those who had worked with him had taken advantage before stabbing him in the back.
In another part of his letter he made some questionable comments on race, as he claimed he would be treated better if he was not a white man.
Maintaining his innocence, Joe concluded the letter by pleading to famous names like Cardi B and Kim Kardashian to help him get out of prison.
On Thursday, Tiger King star Joe Exotic was removed from precautionary coronavirus isolation and transferred to a prison medical center.
The 57-year-old former zookeeper then received care at the Federal Bureau of Prisons-operated Federal Medical Center Forth Worth in Texas, according to inmate records obtained by the New York Post.
According to Joe’s fourth husband Dillon Passage, 24, Exotic was being held in isolation at the Grady County Jail in Chickasha, Oklahoma due to his previous jail having had COVID-19 cases.
‘My soul is dead’: Joe also said he has been unable to remain hopeful while incarcerated ’24/7′ without access to a phone, email, or commissary
Joe, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is currently serving a 22 year jail sentence after being convicted of two counts of murder-for-hire.
He was found guilty of plotting to kill his rival – animal rights activist Carole Baskin, 58.
The ‘Tiger King’ was convinced she wanted to destroy his zoo, Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma.
Joe was also found guilty of 17 counts of animal abuse.
Imprisonment: Joe, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is currently serving a 22 year jail sentence after being convicted of two counts of murder-for-hire