Joe Exotic, the star of Netflix’s “Tiger King,” has been granted a resentencing of his 22-year prison sentence.

Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was sentenced over “murder-for-hire" plots involving Tiger activist Carole Baskin, as well as falsifying wildlife records and violating the Endangered Species Act for his role in trafficking and killing tigers. However, his lawyers have successfully argued for his sentence to be reconsidered due to Baskin's attendance at his trial, something that wasn’t supposed to happen because she was listed as a government witness.

The U.S Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the reality star, stating his sentence was too long and that the court could have grouped his two sentences, reducing the time he is required to serve to 17 years.

"I am optimistic that the decision today is but one of many more victories to come for Joe — and his eventual freedom," His attorney Brandon Sample said in a statement on Wednesday.

“I knew when I agreed to represent Joe that an appeal would be difficult,” Mr. Sample said, “but I also knew that the law was on Joe’s side.”

Video of Joe’s Statement: