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Tiger King star Joe Exotic ‘used stuffed animals as sex toys’ and lied about ‘dying of AIDS’

Josh Milton April 11, 2020
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Reader, we cannot stress this enough, take a deep breath before reading the following string of words lurking ahead of this colon: Tiger King star Joe Exotic allegedly used stuffed animals as sex toys.

He also pretended to be “dying of AIDS” as well as having cancer to manipulate those in his inner circles, claims Exotic’s former business partner Jeff Lowe.

In an interview with DailyMailTV, Lowe listed the surreal series of claims that stemmed from rummaging through Exotic’s attic.

Joe Exotic’s attic stuffed with sex tapes, whips and chains, claims Jeff Lowe. 

Since becoming the owner of Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, with wife Lauren, he was tipped by a colleague to snoop around all corners of the roadside zoo.

“As soon as I pulled the stairs down,” Lowe alleged, “it was like packages, packages and packages of these whips and chains and bondage devices.”

(Netlfix)

Tucked in-between the whips and chains, Lowe continued, were sex tapes involving Exotic and then partner John Finlay, some featuring sex swings, Finlay having sex with another man and allegedly bestiality with zoo animals.

“We also found pictures of stuffed animals where the mouths and ends of the animals had holes cut out in them where they would use them as their own sex toy,” Lowe stated.

Rumours have often whirled about the ferocity of Exotic’s sex life.

When quizzed about it, current husband Dillon Passage said he and Exotic have not engaged in sadism and masochism: “He never asked me to either, but I knew he had done that in previous relationships.”

Joe Exotic lied about living with HIV, Jeff Lowe alleges. 

But Lowe alleged that the Netflix docu-series captures only one per cent of the goings-on in the park, with Exotic being tangled in scandals.

None of what Lowe reportedly discovered in the attic stunned him, he said.

“In just the few years that we knew him, we witnessed so many horrendous things that he did to people and businesses, nobody around here would take his checks because he bounced them on everybody,” Lowe reflected.

He then claimed that, in 2015 when Exotic pitched for his support to purchase a zoo in Callahan, Colorado, Exotic claimed he was living with HIV and only had two years to live.

“He presented me these pictures of himself on his phone with his face all swelled up and his lips all purple,” Lowe said.

“Joe told me at that time he was HIV positive.”

After jetting back home, Exotic allegedly hurled an avalanche of text messages against Lowe, detailing his life insurance plan instrumental to the acquisition deal.

Lowe claimed: “Joe not only told us he was HIV positive on several occasions, but told several other people.

“He used it to his advantage so he could scam something out of them, if it wasn’t HIV, it was cancer.”

Lowe sketched that Exotic was living with an auto-immune disease called common variable immune deficiency. When travelling to doctor’s appointments or the hospital, Exotic would claim it was because he was living with HIV.

DailyMailTV were unable to reach representatives of Exotic for comment at the time of writing.

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