Viewers of the Netflix documentary know that Baskin refused to play a role in the 1997 disappearance and subsequent death of her first husband, Jack “Don” Lewis. Thanks to an ad aired during the premiere of the ABC show, the Louise family made it clear that they were not left to find answers surrounding his death.
In the ad, “DWTS” viewers saw Louise’s daughters Gale, Donna and Linda soliciting their father’s death.
“I’m Gale, one of Don Louis’ daughters, we’re a real family, he’s been a father to us,” Gale tells the camera. Then Linda enters and tells the public, “We’re losing our dad.”
“I’m Donna, I’m Don Lewis’ eldest daughter. We need to know what happened to our father,” Donna says.
The ad also included the comments of Anne, a former assistant to Louise, who appeared briefly on Netflix documents. He told the audience, “Everything we ask is justice for Dan.” Louis Family Attorney John M. Phillips also made a statement.
“Don Lewis mysteriously disappeared in 1997. His family deserves answers. They deserve justice. Do you know who did this or if Carol Baskin was involved?” He asks.
The ad aired during the first screening on Monday night of season 29 of “Dancing with the Stars”. A few weeks ago, fans were stunned to learn that Baskin would be there The glass ball competes for the cup This season.
This is not the first time the Louis family has sought public help. In August, the family and their lawyer held a press conference and announced an independent inquiry into Louis’ death, which they In exchange for information, 000 offers 100,000 About what happened.
Louis disappeared a day before a planned trip to Costa Rica, which was never found. He was declared legally dead in 2002. He and Baskin started an animal sanctuary, which later became the Big Gate Rescue Corporation in Tampa.
The Lewis case, and Baskin featured on the popular Netflix documentary series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” The show was followed by Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as “Joe Exotic”, a big weird former Oklahoma zookeeper who loves big cats. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in a murder-hire plot involving the attempt to hire someone to kill Baskin.
Baskin was known for trying to close the Oklahoma Zoo in Maldonado-Passage for years, accusing him of abusing animals and selling large kittens.
In retaliation, Maldonado-Passe raised questions about Baskin’s ex-husband. The documentary details the repeated allegations that Baskin killed her husband and may have fed the LTTE. Baskin has not been charged and has repeatedly issued statements denying the allegations made in the series.
A federal judge in June Oklahoma Zoo’s Baskin Big Gate Rescue Corporation Gives Control It was previously directed by Maldonado-Passage and Jeff Lowe.
In March, the Hillsboro County Sheriff asked for tips in the Lewis case and announced that Lewis’ case would be reopened.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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