Tiger King star’s niece makes horrific animal sex allegations
"In real-life Joe is 100 times worse."
Tiger King star Joe Exotichas been accused of carrying out horrific acts of animal abuse at the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma by his niece.
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Chealsi Putman has revealed to Daily Mail that viewers only get glimpses of her uncle's true colours on the Netflix documentary, Tiger King and in real life his abhorrent acts are much worse.
"In the Tiger King Netflix series, you can see glimpses of his evil persona but in real-life Joe is 100 times worse. I want people to know who the real Joe Exotic is, not the one you've seen on TV," Putman said.
In the shock allegations, Chealsi said as time went on, Joe only saw the animals in his park as a money-making venture, claiming he even became abusive toward them.
She said: "I've personally witnessed Joe spray a tiger with a fire extinguisher, not out of a safety or for a life saving reason, but because the tiger didn't react the way Joe had wanted it to."
His niece also alleged that Joe sold countless baby tigers illegally.
"He would either take cash under the table for the sale of the tiger or if someone sent a check, it would be made out to another person, or if the money was wired to a store, it would be in another person's name.
"Joe always attempted to distance himself from any illegal activity, but he had no problem involving his employees in it."
Most shockingly, she claimed when a tiger cub died, Joe would freeze it. He said he was involved in research with Texas A&M University but she said she never saw any evidence of that and believes he sold them to private individuals to get stuffed.
"Over the years there must have been at least 10 tiger cubs that he froze. I have no idea what happened to them, they would just disappear."
Chealsi also alleged that she had heard there were videos of people performing sex acts on the animals at her uncle's zoo. Although she clarified she hadn't seen the videos herself.
"'I didn't want to see them, I just heard about them," she told the publication.