Netflix’s much-talked-about show Tiger King is back with season 2 and there is no dearth of drama in the latest installment as well. The series introduces us to many new faces and Eric Love from Fort Worth, Texas is one of them.
Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, who is better known as Joe Exotic Aka Tiger King, was sentenced to 22 years in prison. He was reportedly found guilty of a murder-to-hire plot along with 17 federal charges of animal abuse.
So who is Eric and why is he trying to free the Tiger King?
Who is Eric Love?
Eric is a millionaire based in Texas, who traveled from Forth Worth to Washington D.C to ask former POTUS to release Tiger King, according to Spectrum Local News.
He carried with him a 257-page document put together by a team of lawyers who call themselves ‘Team Tiger’. Eric is the leader of ‘Team Tiger’.
When asked what was in the document, Eric wouldn’t give away the details, but he told the outlet, “Everything that is true is written in red, just like the Bible.”
“Love believes Team Tiger will win a pardon for Maldonado-Passage and that he will become an advocate for criminal justice reform,” the outlet has written.
How did the millionaire get involved with Tiger King?
Apparently, the millionaire came to know about Joe and his imprisonment after watching Season 1 of Tiger King on his wife’s recommendation.
After watching the series, he told his wife, “I’m going to get this guy out of prison!”
Eric claims he wrote Joe later saying, “I am a retired cop, a philanthropist in Fort Worth, and I am a private investigator. I can assemble a team of attorneys, and I think I have a great shot of getting you out of prison on a presidential pardon.”
And in response to his letter, Joe said, “Eric I desperately need your help. You’ll be hearing from my power of attorney.”
Eric’s son Chase said his father runs a nonprofit organization called ‘Love Love’, through which they “feed homeless every weekend.”
Texas man’s car is dedicated to Tiger King
It appears like Eric is leaving no stone unturned in his attempt to release Joe.
He has even dedicated his car to the Tiger King!
The entire body of his car is painted with pictures of white Tigers and the pattern on their skin.
And, the trunk of the car displays a photoshopped picture of Joe with former President Donald Trump as they are seen shaking hands.
The car also has the words “Pardon” and “Joe Exotic” written on the sides.