‘Tiger King’: Ex-Boyfriend Jay Baykal Filed For a Protection Order Against Carole Baskin After Don Lewis Went Missing

by Jeremy Spirogis
Carole Baskin in Tiger King

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness getting one other episode/ This means extra info on the present’s stars is rolling out in speedy time. One of the largest tales in Tiger King is that of Carole Baskin’s lacking husband, Don Lewis. However, Baskin dated one other man, Jay Baykal, earlier than she met her present husband, Howard. As it seems, Baykal’s expertise with Baskin wasn’t a great one. Here’s what we all know.

Don Lewis’s disappearance was a giant a part of ‘Tiger King’

Carole Baskin in Tiger King
Carole Baskin | Netflix

By now, viewers of Tiger King know all about animal rights activist Carole Baskin’s second husband Don Lewis. In case you haven’t caught as much as the hit Netflix docuseries but, we’ll recap.

Baskin’s second husband (Lewis) mysteriously vanished in 1997 with no hint. Investigators discovered no proof of foul play and Baskin was by no means a suspect. The case fueled Joseph Maldonado-Passage’s (aka Joe Exotic) hatred, resulting in his eventual 22-year sentence in jail.

Still, it hasn’t stopped followers from growing their very own theories about Baskin’s alleged involvement — particularly since she declared him legally lifeless 5 years after he disappeared. Some suppose she fed him to her massive cats.

Investigators have requested for brand new leads within the case and Baskin shouldn’t be at the moment a suspect. The story has impressed a brand new crime documentary spin-off that can delve deeper into Lewis’s case and, hopefully, discover some form of reply as to what occurred to him. Baskin refuted a lot of Tiger King, saying the sequence is “sensationalized” and full of “unsavory lies.”

With that stated, Baskin met her present husband, Howard, shortly after Lewis was declared lifeless. But, she dated a person named Jay Baykal whereas Lewis was nonetheless thought-about a lacking individual.

Who is Jay Baykal?

Baskin’s relationship with Baykal is usually underneath wraps. A fast Google search reveals a person by this title nonetheless resides in Florida, however there’s no photographic proof that hyperlinks Baykal and Baskin collectively. There is, nevertheless, courtroom paperwork.

Baykal filed an order of safety in 2002. There was no factual proof of violence or threats. The order was denied.

The solely actual proof of their relationship got here by way of creator and podcaster, Robert Moor, who tweeted a slew of behind-the-scenes facts about Tiger King not proven within the seven-part docuseries.

Here’s what Baykal stated in his safety order towards Baskin

In the tweet, he posted screenshots of the safety order Baykal filed towards Baskin. After he requested Carole what would occur if Lewis sometime reappeared, she allegedly stated, “dead bodies can’t talk.”

He additionally stated Lewis’s daughter warned him that Baskin was harmful and to “watch his back.” The paperwork said Baskin carried two loaded weapons and that if bones had been discovered on her property, she was “in deep sh*t.”

Baskin has not addressed these claims however once more, she maintains her innocence concerning the disappearance of Lewis.

“Don was not easy to live with and like most couples, we had our moments. But I never threatened him and I certainly had nothing to do with his disappearance,” she posted on her web site.

“When he disappeared, I did everything I could to assist the police. I encouraged them to check out the rumors from Costa Rica, and separately I hired a private investigator.”

Only time will inform how this thriller shakes out.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness can be found on Netflix.

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