‘Tiger King’: Carole Baskin Reveals Why She Never Took a Polygraph for Missing Husband’s Case

by Jeremy Spirogis
Carole Baskin in Tiger King

Skeptics of Tiger King star, Carole Baskin, have plenty of questions on her lacking husband, Don Lewis. The Netflix docuseries spends plenty of time specializing in his case, which Baskin says, has been unfair. In a sequence of recent movies, Baskin addresses Tiger King’s portrayal of herself, Lewis, and why she by no means took a polygraph take a look at to show her innocence.

Baskin shouldn’t be ‘yet’ a suspect in Don Lewis’s case

Carole Baskin in Tiger King
Carole Baskin | Netflix

As the Tiger King mud settles, lots of the docuseries stars are stepping out to make clear any misrepresentations proven. One girl who’s been adamant about her portrayal is Big Cat Rescue proprietor, Carole Baskin.

As said on her web site, Baskin feels Tiger King to be “salacious” and in no way near the reality. In phrases of the 1997 disappearance of Lewis, she’s not been named a suspect and Sheriff Chad Chronister mentioned there’s no proof of anybody particularly tied to Lewis’s case, although he’s asking for brand new leads.

“I’m extremely suspicious, but not just of her, of this whole circle here. I don’t want to allude to the fact or insinuate that she’s a person of interest and that this is who we are focusing on. I’m not comfortable saying that yet,” he beforehand instructed TMZ.

Here’s why Baskin by no means took a polygraph take a look at

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According to Baskin, Lewis disappeared “amid a horrible time” of their lives, when “[he] was acting so irrationally.” She claims she was attempting to get her husband medical assist at the moment including his associates satisfied him she was attempting to “have him committed” and “take his money away from him.”

Then, Lewis disappeared. Baskin mentioned she was frightened about him as a result of he allegedly climbed into dumpsters typically and “brought home all kinds of garbage.” She additionally mentioned he suffered from reminiscence lapses and generally forgot the place he was and had, at occasions, gotten caught in a dumpster.

Baskin defined a state of affairs involving the Big Cat Rescue secretary changing into conservator after getting Lewis’s grown children to signal over rights.

However, when Lewis didn’t come house, Baskin mentioned she agreed to take a polygraph initially. Why didn’t she? On the recommendation of a legal legal professional who defined a polygraph solely exhibits in the event you’re having “an emotional response,” he satisfied Baskin to again out, worry of everybody convicting her as responsible when she wasn’t even a suspect.

She went on to clarify if she handed the take a look at, it may additionally come again as “inconclusive,” although all she wished to do was give Lewis’s kids “peace of mind.”

“That would be taken to say that I’m this stone-cold killer that has no emotional response,” she mentioned.

“There was nothing good that was going to come out of that. I knew I didn’t have anything to do with Don’s disappearance and it wasn’t going to help anybody find him. So there was absolutely no reason to take a polygraph then — or now, 23 years later when people are still accusing me of killing my husband.”

Baskin mentioned she was ‘desperate for somebody who loved’ her

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As said in Tiger King, Baskin was 19 years outdated when she met Lewis. He was a married father, however, in response to Baskin, he’d left his spouse.

“He had told me his name was Bob Martin,” she says within the video. She added that she didn’t know who he actually was for “three or four years.” Once she did uncover the person she’d fallen in love with was Lewis, she nonetheless didn’t depart however has regrets about it now.

“It was never my intention to break up his home,” she mentioned.

However, Baskin says that after Lewis’s spouse requested for a divorce, she additionally requested for $1 million in property and a fast divorce after allegations got here to gentle that Lewis had allegedly sexually assaulted a minor within the household.

In the 16-minute video, Baskin elaborates on the business aspect of their relationship. Still, no matter what’s mentioned, followers and critics will probably make up their very own minds about Baskin (or have already got).

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness is on the market on Netflix now.

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