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Carole Baskin sued for ‘defamation’ by the family of missing husband Don Lewis

Carole Baskin charged with ‘defamation’ by the family of missing husband Don Lewis for 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 husband went missing in 1997, six years after they got married in 1991, and was declared legally dead in 2002
  • His relatives and associates offered a $ 100,000 reward for information about his disappearance, which Carole previously called a “ massive publicity stunt. ”
  • In Tiger King, Baskin’s rival Joe Exotic raised suspicions that she gave her husband to tigers after he was sentenced to 22 years in prison for a contract killing plot.

Carole Baskin is reportedly charged with libel by the family of her missing ex-husband Don Lewis.

His daughters Gale, Lynda and Donna and his former assistant Anne McQueen have taken legal action against the Tiger King star, 59, for claiming she was’ complicit ‘in judges’ jokes about his disappearance during her current stint Dancing With The Stars .

The big cat rights activist’s former husband went missing in 1997, six years after they got married in 1991, and was declared legally dead in 2002 as he has yet to be found.

Drama: Carole Baskin is reportedly charged with defamation by the family of her missing ex-husband Don Lewis (pictured Tuesday with Pasha Pashkov)

Drama: Carole Baskin is reportedly charged with defamation by the family of her missing ex-husband Don Lewis (pictured Tuesday with Pasha Pashkov)

In the Netflix 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 vehemently denied.

Amid the rumors, TikTok users joked about the mystery by reinventing the words of Megan Thee Stallion’s hit parade Savage.

The text says: ‘Carole Baskin killed her husband, hit him. I can’t convince myself it didn’t happen. I fed him to tigers, they snack. What is going on?’

According to TMZ, legal documents state that Don’s family members have a problem with Carole if they don’t dispute DWTS judge Bruno Tonioli when he called her paso doble “ numb ” and joked that she didn’t actually “ kill ” it.

Mystery: The big cat rights activist's former husband went missing in 1997, six years after they got married in 1991, and was declared legally dead in 2002 as he has yet to be found

Mystery: The big cat rights activist's former husband went missing in 1997, six years after they married in 1991, and was declared legally dead in 2002 as he has yet to be found

Mystery: The big cat rights activist’s former husband went missing in 1997, six years after they got married in 1991, and was declared legally dead in 2002 as he has yet to be found

The media personality is also facing a lawsuit for pledging to ‘really kill it next week’ on the celebrity dance show during an interview on Good Morning Britain.

Don’s family attorney John Phillips claims that Carole settled a libel and defamation lawsuit against Anne for $ 50,000.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Carole and an ABC spokesperson for further comment.

Earlier this month, Carole called out Don’s lovers for suggesting she was involved in his disappearance in a commercial.

Unimpressed: Daughters Gale, Lynda and Donna and former assistant Anne McQueen (pictured) claim she was' complicit 'in DWTS judges' jokes about his disappearance

Unimpressed: Daughters Gale, Lynda and Donna and former assistant Anne McQueen (pictured) claim she was' complicit 'in DWTS judges' jokes about his disappearance

Unimpressed: Daughters Gale, Lynda and Donna and former assistant Anne McQueen (pictured) claim she was’ complicit ‘in DWTS judges’ jokes about his disappearance

She described the commercial as a ‘massive publicity stunt’ while she appeared Entertainment tonight with partner Pasha Pashkov after her DWTS premiere.

‘I am not at all surprised, it is a huge publicity stunt on their part. What else could they do than that? she went on to discuss the spot, which was only broadcast on TV in Florida but is available online.

The animal activist also urged trolls to “find something to do that is worthwhile with your life.”

Claims: In Tiger King, the CEO of Big Cat Rescue, 59, is charged with Don's disappearance and charged with 'feeding him to the tigers' by her rival Joe Exotic (pictured), who is currently in prison.

Claims: In Tiger King, the CEO of Big Cat Rescue, 59, is accused of Don's disappearance and accused of 'feeding him to the tigers' by her rival Joe Exotic (pictured), who is currently in prison.

Claims: In Tiger King, the CEO of Big Cat Rescue, 59, is charged with Don’s disappearance and charged with ‘feeding him to the tigers’ by her rival Joe Exotic (pictured), who is currently in prison.

“Spending time worrying about what I’m doing probably isn’t really a good use of your time,” she said.

‘I’m not worried about what people say because even when they say things, they are [are] negative, it keeps the conversation out [about cats] in public opinion. As long as I can keep that conversation out of there, I can keep the cats in the spotlight and that’s my goal. ‘

During Tuesday’s show, judges Bruno, Carrie Ann Inaba and Derek Hough decided to save Carole and sent Charles Oakley home in the series’ first elimination.

'It's a publicity stunt': Earlier this month, Carole exclaimed Don's loved ones for suggesting she was involved in his disappearance in a commercial

'It's a publicity stunt': Earlier this month, Carole exclaimed Don's loved ones for suggesting she was involved in his disappearance in a commercial

‘It’s a publicity stunt’: Earlier this month, Carole exclaimed Don’s loved ones for suggesting she was involved in his disappearance in a commercial

Early Departure: On Tuesday's show, judges Bruno, Carrie Ann Inaba and Derek Hough decided to save Carole and sent Charles Oakley (photo R) home in the series' first elimination

Early Departure: On Tuesday's show, judges Bruno, Carrie Ann Inaba and Derek Hough decided to save Carole and sent Charles Oakley (photo R) home in the series' first elimination

Early Departure: On Tuesday’s show, judges Bruno, Carrie Ann Inaba and Derek Hough decided to save Carole and sent Charles Oakley (photo R) home in the series’ first elimination

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