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“Tiger King” subject Jeff Lowe is going after his former business partner Joe Exotic over his popular new fashion line.
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Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, is serving time for a failed murder-for-hire plot against his rival, Big Cat Rescue CEO and current “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Carole Baskin. However, that hasn’t stopped him from capitalizing on a clothing line with Odaingerous called “REVENGE.”
The clothes, which include underwear, hoodies and sweatshirts, sport the Joe Exotic name, which Lowe tells TMZ he owns the trademark to.
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Lowe reportedly had his lawyers fire off a cease-and-desist letter to Odaingerous claiming he’s owed a cut of the profits for anything that’s sold with the Joe Exotic label on it. He threatens to sue the clothing company if it doesn’t start negotiating a licensing deal with him or pull the merchandise from its store immediately. He also takes issue with the idea of Maldonado-Passage making money while behind bars.