Carole Baskin was investigated by “Tiger King” over the disappearance of her husband Don Lewis in 1997, and Lewis’ family repeated the mystery with a commercial that aired during Baskin’s debut on “Dancing With the Stars.”
The ad aired during “Dancing With the Stars” aired Monday night in Tampa and Jacksonville as well as other markets, Variety has confirmed. Lewis ‘daughters, former assistant and family lawyer asked that viewers with information about Lewis’ disappearance or Baskin’s alleged involvement reach a tip line. They also said a $ 100,000 reward has been funded for the investigation.
Lewis’ disappearance became a highly debated topic after people watched “Tiger King” on Netflix earlier this year. Many viewers, including several people interviewed about “Tiger King,” have claimed that Baskin killed Lewis by giving him tigers and disposing of any evidence in a meat grinder. Baskin has repeatedly denied allegations that she was involved in Lewis’ disappearance. The other widespread theory from the show is that Lewis may have fled to Costa Rica in a plane and disappeared.
No one has been arrested or charged in the Lewis case, and he was declared legally dead in 2002. Due to growing interest in the case after “Tiger King” debuted, Florida police officers resumed the investigation and asked the public for any potential leads. .
Baskin made headlines as one of the outstanding contestants this season of “Dancing With the Stars” thanks to her “Tiger King” popularity. In the first episode, she wore a tiger-printed outfit and danced to “Eye of the Tiger.”
Starring in this season of “Dancing With the Stars” include Nelly, Justina Machado, AJ McLean, Monica Aldama, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Johnny Weir, Skai Jackson, Nev Schulman, Charles Oakley, Anne Heche, Jeannie Mai and Chrishell Stause.