The former Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park owner was sentenced to 22 years in prison for hiring a hitman to kill Baskin. In March 2020, Exotic filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior and the U.S. Federal Wildlife Service for more than $70,000 claiming that they added “generic tiger” to the endangered species list to target businesses like his. The animal enthusiast is also seeking an additional $15 million from his former business partner, Jeff Lowe, and several of his former colleagues for a claim that they planted evidence against him. In January 2022, a federal judge resentenced him to 21 years in prison, despite his plea for early release amid his cancer battle.
Exotic split from his fifth husband, Dillon Passage, in March 2021. One day after announcing their separation, the TV personality’s lawyer confirmed to Us Weekly that they were putting the divorce on hold. In March 2022, however, the Netflix star officially filed for divorce from Passage after four years of marriage. The following month, Entertainment Tonight reported that Exotic has another man in his life, John Graham. “The prison romance is the reason Exotic recently filed divorce docs from jail,” his attorney told the outlet.Back to top