Carole Baskin, who starred in Tiger King, stated that her ‘dead’ ex-husband Don Lewis is allegedly ‘alive and well,
Lewis left his Florida home in the summer of 1997 at six in the morning for a delivery and was never heard from again. Five years later, he was ruled legally dead.
Many viewers of the well-liked Tiger King Netflix documentary came to believe that Don’s disappearance was the result of a massive conspiracy, and a variety of theories were floated in an effort to solve the mystery.
Joe Exotic, Carole’s arch-enemy, who is currently serving a 22-year jail sentence after being found guilty of paying someone to assassinate her, published a viral song about her feeding her ex-husband to her tigers and made the shocking claim that she killed him.
The director of Big Cat Rescue, Carole, wasn’t listed as a suspect and has consistently denied any participation in Lewis’ disappearance. There is no evidence that Lewis was murdered, and no arrests or charges were made.
In November last year, Carole told Phillip Schofield and Josie Gibson that she was told Don was alive in Costa Rica.
She told the presenters: “I’ll tell what, one of the really exciting things that came out of Tiger King 2 is that they produced a letter from Homeland Security and it says that a special agent in charge with the FBI reached out to the Sheriff’s Detective.
“Which means this had to have happened after 2002 because Homeland Security wasn’t even around until 2002, and they said that my husband Don Lewis is alive and well in Costa Rica.
“And yet all of this hate has been made about me having something to do with his appearance when Homeland Security has known where he is since at least back then,” Carole continued.
Addressing one of the outlandish theories, Phillip said: “His children from his first marriage think you killed him, minced him up and fed him to the tigers!”
Carole quickly responded: “I think maybe they should check with Homeland Security who seems to know where he is.”
When Phillip then asked if Carole believes that Don is alive, she replied: “I don’t know how it is that Homeland Security says he’s alive and well in Costa Rica, but I’m glad to hear it.”