Carole Baskin is all in the news nowadays. Tiger King’s Carole Baskin has been prosecuted for defamation over a disrespectful video that she posted on YouTube last month. This new suit comes as an update to a previously filed lawsuit against Baskin with Anne McQueen, the former assistant of Baskin's first husband Don Lewis, following the suit. McQueen claimed the defamation happened after a video on Baskin's personal YouTube account claimed McQueen had some kind of role in Lewis' still-unsolved disappearance.
Now, speaking with a leading daily, Baskin issued a statement on the updated litigation and maintained her naiveté regarding Lewis' disappearance. Baskin wrote, “I didn’t kill him or have him killed, so there’s no way I’d associate losing him with that word or concept, Any Tiger King reference to killing or murder is strictly based on the fact that so many animal abusers have tried unsuccessfully to kill me either by rallying their minions or hiring hitmen.”
The departure of Lewis became a focal point of the Netflix documentary with primary subject Joe Exotic and others claiming that Baskin was included in some conspiracy. The lawsuit that McQueen joins was originally filed by Donna Pettis, Lynda Sanchez, and Gale Rathbone, the daughters of Don Lewis. This current lawsuit is for a “pure bill of discovery” rather than monetary compensation if successful it would allow Lewis' children to collect information from Baskin and other defendants that would then, in turn, be used in filing a civil complaint.