Carole Baskin has shocked fans this week after she was seen breaking down into tears while talking about her Tiger King experience…
But, evidently, it has all become a bit too much.
In a snippet of this week’s Dancing With the Stars, Carole could be seen getting emotional when discussing her time on the show…
Which has apparently had a much bigger effect on her than we have been led on to believe.
Though, of course, many people aren’t surprised that Tiger King’s repercussions have brought her to tears…
Because, as you may well know, her time on the show was surrounded with a lot of controversy.
So, what are the facts?
Well, on the morning of August 18, 1997, Carole’s millionaire husband, Don vanished at the age of sixty. His car was later found at a nearby airport.
Some of Don’s relatives speculated that Carole was involved in his disappearance.
In fact, this claim was made by the oldest of Don’s 4 children, Donna Pettis, then forty-two, back in 1998.
She claimed that Carole feeding his body to the big cats would be “a perfect scenario to dispose of someone. We were upset that the cops didn’t test the DNA on the meat grinder.”
He was not granted the order.
Carole has repeatedly protested her innocence, and says that any claims made that she fed her husband to the big cats are “ludicrous.”
And to this day, nobody has been charged with anything to do with his disappearance.
And the Hillsborough County Sheriff, Chad Chronister, wants Tiger King fans to help crack it.
“I figured it was time to use the popularity of the show to see if anyone wanted to come forward with new leads.”
Carole and her current husband, Howard, have been subjected to constant abuse online.
Speaking to the New York Post, she said:
“He’s [Joe Exotic] been trying, since 2009, to get his minions to kill me. He was constantly going on his internet show, saying that he has to get rid of me. It was very disturbing. The kinds of people who back up what he does are not stable people. It would be one thing if he went out to mainstream America. But he was going out to a group of whack-jobs.”
More and more people wanted to hear Carole’s “confession” about the whole meat grinder rumor.
Pointing out in a blog post that her tigers eat meat broken down into 1-inch cubes before being ground in her tabletop meat grinder, she said:
“The idea that a human body could be put through it is idiotic.”
People are still convinced that she was behind the murder of Don Lewis.
Carole very rarely lets her guard down so, at a first glance, it seems that she has continued to live her life with very little care to her new-found Tiger King fame.
Behind the smiles and the blasé reactions to frightful murder accusations, Carole has actually been struggling with her controversial Tiger King fame.
Carole has joined the cast of this year’s Dancing With The Stars…
And a preview of this week’s episode has shown a different side to the big cat lover.
“I keep it inside,” she said in the teaser clip. “That is the absolute worst of this.”
Before Pasha leaned forward to bring her into a warm embrace.
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