According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a Federal Court judge is recommending Exotic’s $94 million lawsuit be dismissed. Exotic is suing his former zoo partner, Jeff Lowe, the U.S. Federal Wildlife Service and the United States Department of Interior.
In newly filed court docs, the judge says Exotic’s civil case cannot be brought until his criminal appeal is heard. Exotic is in the middle of appealing his 22-year prison sentence.
The judge says Exotics civil lawsuit, “largely challenges the circumstances surrounding his allegedly “false arrest,” the criminal investigation (including his “intentional entrapment”), his allegedly “malicious prosecution,” his trial proceedings with purportedly “perjured testimony,” his “false conviction,” and his “false imprisonment.”