Lewis’ daughters, Gale, Lynda and Donna, and his former assistant, Anne McQueen, are suing Baskin for defamation.
According to the court documents obtained by TMZ, McQueen claims Baskin didn’t react after DWTS judges joked about the TikTok video. Lewis’ former assistant also believes Baskin should have said something after the judges said she “didn’t quite kill the paso doble [dance], it was kind of sedated.” McQueen did not like the use of the words “kill” and “sedated.”
In the TikTok video — which went viral after Tiger King premiered in March — Megan Thee Stallion’s track ‘Savage’ plays, but the lyrics are a bit different than the original tune. “Carole Baskin killed her husband, whacked him. Can’t convince me that it didn’t happen. Fed him to tigers, they snackin’. What’s happening?” the person sings.
The accusations about Baskin aren’t just centered around the TikTok videos, but they also look at how Baskin joked about how she was going to “really kill it next week” on DWTS during an interview with Good Morning America.
Jon Philips, who is Lewis’ former attorney, pointed out that Baskin had already settled a $50,000 libel suit in 1998, but now Baskin is endorsing the false statements again while reading her journal on social media and DWTS.
“There’s no way I’d associate losing him with that word or concept,” she declared. Baskin said that any Tiger King reference about murder or killing someone that is made on DWTS “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.”
Baskin made it clear that she had nothing to do with Lewis’ disappearance, and if people ask her to say something mean about him on Cameo, she rejects their request.
Lewis’ family recently aired a commercial during DWTS, asking people to come forward if they had any new leads about where he might be.
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