“Tiger King” star Carole Baskin supports ex-husband Don Lewis’ family purchasing airtime demanding answers about his disappearance — although she ultimately thinks it’s a lost cause.
Baskin told Tamron Hall on Friday: “If anything could lead us to any kind of conclusion on what happened to Don, then that would be fabulous because my name would be cleared. But I really think that he just crashed a private plane over the Gulf, and I don’t think that offering a reward is going to help prove that.”
Lewis’ family bought the spot during Baskin’s debut on “Dancing With the Stars” last month. Baskin’s “Tiger King” nemesis Joe Exotic has accused her of feeding Lewis to tigers at her Big Cat Rescue when her then-husband disappeared 23 years ago.
Baskin has denied any involvement in his disappearance multiple times and told Hall, “Until we can find out what happened, I have no way to [clear my name], so the only thing I can do is stay focused on what my mission is . . . to end the captivity of big cats and to protect them in the wild.”