ET learned on Tuesday that Exotic is currently in quarantine while behind bars due to the coronavirus outbreak. He was transferred from a county jail -- where he was being held since his sentencing in January -- to a federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas. Due to concerns surrounding the nationwide COVID-19 outbreak, the Tiger King star was quarantined as a safety precaution upon his arrival at the prison, which is currently a standard procedure for all inmates currently checking into any prison due to the circumstances.
ET has recently spoken to a number of Tiger King's cast members via video chat, including Jeff Lowe and his wife, Lauren Dropla, who discussed their portrayal in the Netflix docuseries. The couple is seen taking over Exotic's zoo prior to his arrest and conviction, but Lowe denied to ET that they set up Exotic.
"We did not do anything. We did not rat on Joe," he insisted. "We did not snitch on Joe."
"It's sad that people think that we set him up, but what we did was we protected ourselves," he continued. "Lauren and I didn't do anything wrong, so I'm not about to take the fall for Joe's crimes. When the feds started investigating Joe and we were tipped off by the confidential informant... we knew that we had no choice. We had to tell them what we knew. We handed them over our cell phones, our bank accounts, whatever they asked for we gave them, cooperated fully."