“Tiger King” alum Carole Baskin made her “Dancing with the Stars” debut Monday night time — and her previous used to be with out be conscious dug up in the course of a damage in the show. A commercial inquiring for files about Baskin’s missing husband, Don Lewis, aired in local Florida markets in the course of the premiere episode. Lewis’ family and their approved reliable appeared in the keep of residing.
Lewis, who went missing in 1997, used to be married to Baskin, who owns a gargantuan-cat rescue in Florida. At some stage in the 2020 Netflix documentary series “Tiger King,” a rival rescue proprietor is known as Joe Weird alleged Baskin killed Lewis and even alleged that she keep him in a meat grinder and fed him to her gargantuan cats. Baskin has denied the allegations, and he or she used to be never charged with against the law, but followers of the docuseries glommed on to it.
Now, Lewis’ daughters Gale, Lynda and Donna, and his vulnerable assistant, Anne McQueen — who all appeared in the docuseries — are speaking out against Baskin again. They appeared in the ad alongside with the family’s attorney, John M. Phillips.
“We miss our dad,” Lynda talked about in the ad.
“We want to understand what took location to our father,” Donna talked about.
“Don Lewis mysteriously disappeared in 1997. His family deserves answers. They deserve justice,” Phillips talked about. “End who did this, or if Carole Baskin used to be concerned?”
The family printed a $100,00 reward for files in connection to Lewis’ disappearance, encouraging viewers to call their tip line.
In a YouTube video posted on Monday forward of the “DWTS” premiere, Phillips printed the ad would air, calling it a “public service announcement.” The attorney talked about while Lewis’ myth got in style attention on CBS Files’ “48 Hours” and “Tiger King,” “the true question stays.”
“Somebody available in the market knows. We want back. We want back solving this,” Phillips talked about. “Somebody knows extra about Don’s final hours on Earth and we must care about what took location. All of us must care and we must all back resolve this chilly case.”
He talked about that on behalf of the Lewis family, he’s filed a lawsuit against Baskin, who used to be Lewis’ 2nd wife, in an strive and depose her and acquire her to reveal on the document. Phillips and the family have also paid for Tampa-keep of residing billboards inquiring for files in the case.
Lewis vanished a day forward of a scheduled breeze to Costa Rica and his physique used to be never stumbled on. He used to be declared legally tiresome in 2002. He and Baskin started the animal sanctuary, which later turn out to be Noteworthy Cat Rescue Corp. in Tampa, Florida.