By now, you’ve all heard about Tiger King, the docu-series taking Netflix and the entire world by storm. The documentary centers around Joe Exotic, a zoo operator who owned dozens animals including a large collection big cats. Currently in prison on murder-for-hire charges, Exotic hasn’t had much a chance to revel in the success the show, but his co-stars are doing their part for him.

During a recent appearance on Lights Out with David Spade, Joe Exotic’s ex-“husband” John Finlay, who has a , explained that his favorite animals at the zoo were the crocodiles and alligators, noting that they formerly belonged to none other than Michael Jackson.

"Tiger King" Joe Exotic's Alligators Belonged To Michael Jackson
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As you likely know, Michael Jackson was the owner several exotic animals, including , tigers, snakes, and more. He also had a few alligators at Neverland Ranch and, after he passed away, they were transferred to Joe Exotic’s property. 

“One the previous managers had gotten us Michael Jackson’s alligators from Neverland Ranch,” said Finlay to David Spade.

The alligators, unfortunately, were killed in an arson fire in 2015, which also destroyed Exotic’s film studio. 

In the same interview, Finlay insists that he and Exotic were , despite the show’s portrayal him as the man’s ex-husband.

This story just keeps on getting stranger.