Dancing With The Stars Season 29 Spoilers: Carole Baskin Sued For Defamation
ABC Dancing With The Stars contestant Carole Baskin is quickly learning that there is a good side and an ugly side to fame. While the Netflix’s Tiger King star is vying for the coveted Mirror Ball on the hit ABC reality dancing show this year, she recently just got hit with a new defamation suit by her missing husband Don Lewis’ family. Here’s what you need to know.
Dancing With The Stars Season 29: Carole Baskin Sued For Defamation
According to Page Six, Baskin is being sued for not speaking up when some of the Dancing With The Stars judges shared jokes about Don Lewis, who has been missing for years and his presumed to be dead. In the lawsuit, the businessman’s family accuses Carole Baskin of being complicit when the judges talked about a viral TikTok video that featured an unproven conspiracy about Don Lewis’ death.
During the first night of Dancing With The Stars, in which Carole danced to the classic hit Eye of The Tiger, Don Lewis’ family ran an ad during the show. In the commercial, his ex-wife, two daughters, and former assistant all plead for more information about his whereabouts along with the truth of what really happened during his disappearance. There is speculation that Carole allegedly fed him to one of her tigers at her animal sanctuary in Tampa, but she has denied those claims.
Dancing With The Stars Season 29: Carole’s Sedated Dance And Bad Joke
Apparently, Don Lewis’ family was none too pleased with DWTS judge Bruno Tonioli said that Carole “didn’t quite kill the Paso Doble, it was kind of sedated.”
The family’s attorney Jon Phillips said that Carole has certainly been down this road before. She settled a $50,000 defamation lawsuit that was brought on by Don’s former executive assistant, Anne McQueen, back in 1998.
“These exact same false statements, and additional ones, are being made again in 2020,” Phillips said. “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.”
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