In a new TikTok video, Tiger King star Carole Baskin once again claimed that she had nothing to do with her ex-husband Don Lewis’ 1997 disappearance.
In the clip, Carole, 60, dances to the tune of Brooklyn Charles’ “Savage: Tiger King Edition,” a song that alleges the animal rights activist killed Lewis, who went missing in 1997, though she was never charged with any crime for his disappearance. In the TikTok, Carole is seen laughing and mouthing the words, “No I didn’t” as the song says, “Carole Baskin. Killed her husband, whacked him.”
Per E! News, this isn’t the first time the Big Cat Rescue CEO—who rose to infamy after the March 2020 premiere of Netflix’s Tiger King—has denied being involved in Don’s vanishing. During a November 2021 Reddit AMA, Carole shared a theory about what she believed happened to her former husband: “Don loved to fly and was looking to buy ultralights and experimental planes. I believe Don crashed a small experimental plane or ultralight into the Gulf for a number of reasons. He wasn’t licensed to fly yet did all the time. He couldn’t file a flight plan and had to take off from closed airports to evade detection. He had to fly under 200 feet to stay off the radar which means he would typically fly out over the Gulf because the air is smoother there, whereas over land there are up and down drafts that will crash you at the height. Since phone records indicated he was planning to go to Texas, and his van was found at a small private airstrip and we have never found Don or wreckage, I think this was the most likely scenario. I talk about all of this in my online diary at SaveTheCats.org”