'Tiger King' Star Reveals 'Pure Evil' Joe Exotic Story That Wasn't In The Show

Written by on April 13, 2020

Rick Kirkham says a number of the worst behaviors of “Tiger King” star Joe Unique weren’t even talked about within the hit Netflix collection.

Kirkham was engaged on his personal actuality TV present about Unique that by no means got here to fruition after a suspicious blaze destroyed the footage ― a fireplace Kirkham believes was set by Unique. 

Now, in a collection of interviews launched over the weekend, Kirkham is talking out about some issues that didn’t make the Netflix present. 

Rick Kirkham, left, is revealing some of &ldquo;<a href="https://www.huffpost.com/topic/tiger-king" target="_blank">Tiger Kin

“I witnessed him shoot and kill two tigers for no motive by any means, simply because he was pissed off at them,” Kirkham advised the Each day Beast.

Kirkham stated one tiger tried to assault Unique inside a cage. 

“So he stated, ‘Hey Rick, watch this! Shoot this,’ and I videotaped him capturing one proper within the head,” he alleged. “The opposite one was, Joe had been in surgical procedure and tried to get up early, and he was so petrified of one of many tigers that he shot and killed the factor.”

Kirkham additionally stated that when Unique was in a foul temper, he’d kick a hen right into a tiger cage simply to look at it get mauled. 

“That was simply the type of man he was,” Kirkham advised the Each day Beast. “He loved seeing individuals and animals harm. He loved it. He bought off on it.”

Kirkham known as Unique “pure evil” and stated he can’t consider individuals might watch the present and have any sympathy for him.

Kirkham additionally advised E! that tigers and chickens weren’t Unique’s solely victims. He allegedly as soon as promised a lady he’d take care of her horse and let it use his pasture. 

“Earlier than she bought off the park — he stated, ‘Rick, roll your digicam. Roll your digicam. Come on, you’re gonna love this, Rick,’” Kirkham stated. “He walked up, pulled a gun out of his holster and shot the horse lifeless within the trailer after which minimize it up with a chainsaw after which fed it to the tigers that day.”

In a brand new episode of “Tiger King,” that includes interviews with a number of the solid, Kirkham stated Unique was truly afraid of his personal tigers.

“And within the pictures that you just see in there the place he’s in with the 2 tigers, the white one and the opposite one, the white one is blind and the opposite one is on tranquilizers,” Kirkham stated. “It’s idiotic to assume how he’s develop into well-known as ‘the Tiger King’ when he’s so terrified of huge cats.” 

And in a pay-per-view webcast over the weekend, Kirkham stated he wasn’t happy with himself for working with Unique. 

“I offered my soul to the satan being in that zoo,” he stated, in response to CNET. “In my case, I gotta stay with what I did.”

Unique is presently serving a 22-year jail sentence for, amongst different issues, attempting to rent somebody to kill Carol Baskin, the proprietor of a Florida wildlife sanctuary with whom he was feuding, as detailed within the Netflix collection. 


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