Carole Baskin Is Being Sued For Defamation By Her Missing Husband’s Family

September 23, 2020 / Posted by:

Carole Baskin, the 59-year-old big-cat rescuer who was famous for fifteen minutes because coronavirus quarantine was keeping sane people indoors and so they all watched Tiger King for some reason, is getting sued. Carole, who is currently doing the least on Dancing with the Accused Murderers Stars, has long been accused of murdering her husband (who disappeared one day), Don Lewis, and feeding him to her big cats after running his dead body through a meat grinder. His family is now suing her for allegedly being part of jokes about Don’s disappearance on DWTS.

TMZ got their hands on legal documents and found that Don’s daughters, Gale, Lynda and Donna Lewis, and his former assistant, Anne McQueen, are suing Carole for defamation:

Anne claims Carole was complicit with jokes about Don’s death on Dancing with the Stars, when judges brought up TikTok videos inspired by her storyline in Tiger King.

The New York Post describes the “jokes” which pissed off Don’s family. At one point DWTS judge, Bruno Tonioli, said to Carole:

“Didn’t quite kill the paso doble, it was kind of sedated.”

And the judges also talked about these TikTok videos where Megan Thee Stallion‘s Savage lyrics were replaced with lyrics about Carole Baskin allegedly murdering her husband.

“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?”

Furthermore, when Carole was doing promo on Good Morning America she said she was, “Ready to kill it next week.

This was also triggering for the family. The Lewis family’s lawyer, Jon Phillips, told Entertainment Tonight that Carole once had to settle for $50,000 with Anne McQueen in 1998 over defamation. And so they are suing her again.

“These exact same false statements, and additional ones, are being made again in 2020. It is malicious. Making matters worse, Howard Baskin [Carole’s current husband] is making these same statements publicly, as is Big Cat Rescue. As such, they have been added as defendants.”

The family also paid to air a PSA about Don’s disappearance during the season premiere of DWTS, so they’ve let Carole know they were coming for her edges.

Carole spoke to TMZ about the lawsuit and said “it’s a stretch” to suggest she was talking about murder when she said she was “killing it,” on the dance floor.

She states it bluntly — she didn’t kill Don or have him killed, and says she believes he died in a plane crash over the gulf due to his failing mental capacity … so “there’s no way I’d associate losing him with that word or concept.”

Carole adds that any Tiger King reference to killing or murder on DWTS “is strictly based on the fact that so many animal abusers have tried unsuccessfully to kill me either by rallying their minions or hiring hitmen.”

She says she constantly turns down Cameo requests where people want her to say something unkind about Don, because it’s brought so much sadness to her and their families.

This is interesting too — Carole claims Don was diagnosed as bipolar with altered mental states just 2 months before he went missing and she was the only person who tried to get him help.

Who knows if this will pan out, but I will say this though, I really hope that Carole keeps things cat-themed even when it comes to legal matters. I hope she shows up to any legal proceedings with a tiger on a leash in a suit jacket and is like: “This is my lawyer, he purfforms law.” 

Here’s Carole on DWTS dancing to What’s New Pussycat? And Don Lewis’ family better prepare themselves because I’m sure that Carole won’t at all troll them some more next week by dancing to Killer Queen.

Pic: YouTube

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