Tiger King nemesis Carole Baskin makes her debut on “Dancing with the Stars” Monday night, and the family of her missing millionaire husband Don Lewis used the opportunity to ask a nationwide TV audience for help finding the man who vanished in 1997.
They and their attorney bought air time during the show’s first commercial break for a spot asking the public to send in tips, TMZ reports.
Lewis owned the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Tampa, Florida, and after he disappeared, Baskin ended up with the property. Lewis’s disappearance was featured on the Netflix series Tiger King as the rival of the show’s star, Joe Exotic, who is now serving a 22-year prison sentence for hiring a hitman to kill Baskin.
Joe Exotic and Lewis’s family all claim that Baskin had something to do with the disappearance of Lewis, who has since been declared dead. Baskin has repeatedly said she has no idea what happened to Lewis.
TMZ said the commercial will feature attorney John Phillips, Lewis’s daughters Gale, Linda, and Donna, and his former assistant, Anne McQueen.
The family has offered a $100,000 reward for information Lewis’s disappearance, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
TMZ reported that the family finds it “grossly insensitive” for the producers of Dancing with the Stars to feature Baskin.
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[Featured image: DANCING WITH THE STARS – ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” stars Carole Baskin. (ABC/Frank Ockenfels)]