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The Lewis family recently aired a commercial during DWTS, offering a $100,000 reward for information about Don Lewis’ disappearance. “Since Tiger King, Carole has done daily diary entries and was going to use this show as a springboard to her message. Lewis, whose unexplained disappearance was featured in the Netflix docuseries, went missing on the morning of August 18, 1997, after leaving his home in Tampa, Florida. So [Lewis’ family] wanted their message out there. The attorney also condemned the DWTS producers and judges for making light of Lewis’ disappearance and suspected death. In their lawsuit, Lewis’ daughters claim that Baskin did nothing to condemn or correct the comments made about their father on DWTS. In their lawsuit, Lewis’ daughters claim that Baskin did nothing to condemn or correct the comments made about their father on DWTS. She says she and her sisters are considering hiring 2 attorneys -- a criminal and a civil -- in order to get the ball rolling, but they're still weighing options. The Lewis family recently aired a commercial during DWTS, offering a $100,000 reward for information about Don Lewis’ disappearance. I am not at all surprised. In the docuseries, Joe Exotic alleged that Baskin killed Lewis, though she denied these claims. 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Home » Lifestyle » Don Lewis’ Daughters Suing Carole Baskin For Defamation, Don Lewis’ daughters Gale, Lynda and Donna are suing Carole Baskin for defamation, claiming she was “complicit with jokes” made about her former husband’s death on Dancing With the Stars, “When judges brought up TikTok videos inspired by her storyline in Tiger King.”. ©2020 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. The bottom line is ... Donna and her family plan to go after Baskin in whatever legal manner still possible, and they also want more action taken in investigating Lewis' death. “These exact same false statements, and additional ones, are being made again in 2020. I am not at all surprised. Don Lewis's granddaughter, Tiffany Lewis, posted a new TikTok video advocating against Carole Baskin.The 28-year-old Tampa native began the video by thanking the producers of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, Madness for shedding new light on the tragic event that's held her family in its grips for the past 23 years. RELATED: Tiger King’s Carole Baskin Will Be On Dancing With The Stars, Twitter Reacts Accordingly. When Baskin was asked about the ad aired by the family, she said, “I have not seen the ad. They wanted, at least locally, to counter-message Carole Baskin’s, in their mind, lies and fraud,” Phillips said. In a statement to Entertainment Tonight, Lewis’ family’s attorney, Jon Phillips, states that Baskin had settled a libel and slander claim brought by Lewis’ former executive assistant, Anne McQueen, in 1998, paying $50,000. The attorney also condemned the DWTS producers and judges for making light of Lewis’ disappearance and suspected death. © 2020 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. He was declared legally dead in 2002. Donna says the will was determined to be a fake by a professional back then, but Carole had her own analyst claimed the opposite and got the judge to sign off ... and Donna says her family didn't have the money or resources to fight her on it at the time. The family also believes she was complicit in comments made about Lewis when she appeared on Good Morning America earlier this month. It’s just been a huge publicity stunt on their part so what more could they possibly do than that?”, READ NEXT: Family Of Carole Baskin’s Ex-Husband Buy Ad Slot During Her DWTS Debut, Don Lewis’ Daughters Suing Carole Baskin For Defamation. The family also believes she was complicit in comments made about Lewis when she appeared on Good Morning America earlier this month. Get TMZ breaking news sent right to your browser! As seen in Netflix's Tiger King series, Lewis' family have long suspected Baskin of wrongdoing in 1997, when Lewis went missing. Carole Baskin's day of reckoning is coming after a sheriff determined the will of her ex-husband, Don Lewis, was a forgery -- at least that's what Don's daughter is hoping. During the interview, Baskin joked that she would “really kill it” on DWTS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, Download the TMZ App on the Apple App Store, Download the TMZ App on the Google Play Store. Making matters worse, Howard Baskin is making these same statements publicly, as is Big Cat Rescue. “These exact same false statements, and additional ones, are being made again in 2020. "I'm Gale, one of Don Lewis' daughters. 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Don Lewis’ daughters Gale, Lynda and Donna are suing Carole Baskin for defamation, claiming she was “complicit with jokes” made about her former husband’s death on Dancing With the Stars, “When judges brought up TikTok videos inspired by her storyline in Tiger King.”. Donna's not accusing Carole of killing her father, but she DOES think Carole knows more than she's ever let on and plans to get it out of her ... in a courtroom. Don Lewis' daughter Donna Pettis is looking to hire a lawyer after Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said earlier this week that Tiger King star Carole Baskin forged Lewis' will. We have reached out to Baskin ... no word back so far. The investigation into his disappearance extended from Lewis’s Wildlife Sanctuary in Tampa to Costa Rica. The interest in Lewis’ case again came into focus, when it was part of the hit Netflix series “Tiger King”, which was the story of the feud between Baskin and Oklahoma zookeeper Joe Exotic. Make Your Bed, Be on Time, but Have Some Fun!!! Donna Pettis tells TMZ ... the recent bombshell from Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister -- who claims he's certain Baskin forged Don's will to make it so she'd inherit his fortune if he went missing -- only confirms what she and her sisters already suspected way back in 1997. Waiting for your permission to load the comments. The investigation into his disappearance extended from Lewis’s Wildlife Sanctuary in Tampa to Costa Rica. Don Lewis’ daughters Gale, Lynda and Donna are suing Carole Baskin for defamation, claiming she was “complicit with jokes” made about her former husband’s death on Dancing With the Stars, “When judges brought up TikTok videos inspired by her storyline in Tiger King.”. When Baskin was asked about the ad aired by the family, she said, “I have not seen the ad. “The surviving daughters of Don Lewis, a Tampa man who went missing 23 years ago this month, have filed a lawsuit in Hillsborough County court against Tiger King subjects Kenny Farr and Carole Baskin, along with a woman listed as a witness on Lewis’ will.” Lewis’ daughters suspect that Baskin was … It is malicious. It is malicious. She says since then, 4 other experts have evaluated the will and reached the same conclusion -- forgery -- but, because of the statute of limitations, there's nothing they can do. It’s just been a huge publicity stunt on their part so what more could they possibly do than that?”, READ NEXT: Family Of Carole Baskin’s Ex-Husband Buy Ad Slot During Her DWTS Debut, Self-confessed ‘lazy’ mums cook frozen hash browns in the toaster & even use paper plates to cut down on washing up, UFC ready to lose £10m in Conor McGregor ticket sales by pushing sport's biggest star to return behind closed doors, Don Lewis’ Daughters Suing Carole Baskin For Defamation, on Don Lewis’ Daughters Suing Carole Baskin For Defamation. During the interview, Baskin joked that she would “really kill it” on DWTS. We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. They wanted, at least locally, to counter-message Carole Baskin’s, in their mind, lies and fraud,” Phillips said. As such, they have been added as Defendants,” the statement claims. Carole Baskin's day of reckoning is coming after a sheriff determined the will of her ex-husband, Don Lewis, was a forgery -- at least that's what Don's daughter … Lewis, whose unexplained disappearance was featured in the Netflix docuseries, went missing on the morning of August 18, 1997, after leaving his home in Tampa, Florida. RELATED: Tiger King’s Carole Baskin Will Be On Dancing With The Stars, Twitter Reacts Accordingly. “Since Tiger King, Carole has done daily diary entries and was going to use this show as a springboard to her message. As such, they have been added as Defendants,” the statement claims. Making matters worse, Howard Baskin is making these same statements publicly, as is Big Cat Rescue. So [Lewis’ family] wanted their message out there. Don Lewis’ daughters Gale, Lynda and Donna are suing Carole Baskin for defamation, claiming she was “complicit with jokes” made about her former husband’s death on Dancing With the Stars, “When judges brought up TikTok videos inspired by her storyline in Tiger King. In a statement to Entertainment Tonight, Lewis’ family’s attorney, Jon Phillips, states that Baskin had settled a libel and slander claim brought by Lewis’ former executive assistant, Anne McQueen, in 1998, paying $50,000. We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. Lewis was declared legally dead in 2002. The family of Carole Baskin's late husband is using her newfound fame to send a message with an ad that aired during Dancing With the Stars.

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