Carole Baskin sued for 'defamation' by missing husband Don Lewis' family

Carole Baskin sued for 'defamation' by missing husband Don Lewis' family over references about his disappearance on DWTS Don's daughters and ex-assistant claim the Tiger King star, 59, was 'complicit' with jokes made by Dancing With The Stars judges about his disappearance The big-cat rights activist's former spouse went missing in 1997, six years after they married in 1991, and was legally declared dead in 2002  His relatives and associates offered a $100,000 reward for information about his disappearance, which Carole previously called a 'huge publicity stunt' In Tiger King, Baskin's rival Joe Exotic raised suspicions she fed her spouse to tigers after he was sentenced to 22 years in prison for a murder-for-hire plot  

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Published: 12:01 BST, 23 September 2020 | Updated: 12:01 BST, 23 September 2020

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Carole Baskin is reportedly being sued for defamation by her missing ex-husband Don Lewis' family.

His daughters Gale, Lynda and Donna and his former assistant Anne McQueen have taken legal action against the Tiger King star, 59, as they claim she was 'complicit' with jokes made by judges about his disappearance during her current stint Dancing With The Stars.

The big-cat rights activist'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.  

Drama: Carole Baskin is reportedly being sued for defamation by her missing ex-husband Don Lewis' family (pictured with Pasha Pashkov on Tuesday)

Drama: Carole Baskin is reportedly being sued for defamation by her missing ex-husband Don Lewis' family (pictured with Pasha Pashkov on Tuesday)

In hit Tiger King, the CEO of Big Cat Rescue is blamed for Don's disappearance and accused of 'feeding him to the tigers' by her rival Joe Exotic -claims she has fiercely denied. 

Amid the rumours, TikTok users poked fun at the mystery by reimagining the words to Megan Thee Stallion's chart-topping track Savage.    

The lyrics say: 'Carole Baskin killed her husband, whacked him. Can't convince me that it didn't happen. Fed him to tigers, they snackin'. What's happening?' 

According to TMZ, legal documents state that Don's relatives have an issue with Carole failing to dispute DWTS judge Bruno Tonioli when he called her paso doble ‘sedated’ and quipped she didn’t quite ‘kill’ it. 

Mystery: The big-cat rights activist'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

Mystery: The big-cat rights

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