Carole Baskin Is Being Sued By Missing Husband Don Lewis's Family

Lawrence Kim
September 24, 2020

Carole Baskin wore hot pink tiger print and her signature flower crown for her Dancing with the Stars debut.

And on Thursday, Sunrise reported on Carole's new reality TV career during a brief news segment, while simultaneously poking fun at the 59-year-old over allegations she killed her husband and fed him to tigers in 1997.

Don Lewis's family is taking Carole Baskin to court.

The Big Cat Rescue CEO's former spouse went missing in 1997, six years after they married in 1991, and was legally declared dead in 2002 as he is yet to be found.

It comes amid reports Carole is being sued for defamation by Don's family.

It also takes issue with Baskin saying she was "ready to kill it next week" in an interview with Good Morning America.

Don's family attorney John Phillips claims Carole settled a libel and slander case from Anne for $50,000.

The story of Don's disappearance, shortly before he was due to head to Costa Rica, was prominently featured in Netflix's Tiger King: Murder, Madness and Mayhem docuseries - with rival zookeeper Joe Exotic alleging in the Netflix show that Baskin killed her husband.

The lawsuit also names Carole's husband Howard Baskin and the animal sanctuary they run, Big Cat Rescue, as defendants. Can't convince me that it didn't happen.

During the September 14 season 29 premiere, Baskin made her debut on the dance floor, performing a paso doble to the tune of Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger".

"Do you know who did this, or if Carole Baskin was involved?"

After her performance, Baskin told Entertainment Tonight: "I have not seen the ad. It's just been a huge publicity stunt on their part so what more could they possibly do than that?"

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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