Netflix's latest documentary Tiger King, based on wild cats, completely shocked the world.
But, out of all the wacky storylines on the binge-worthy docu-series, there's one, in particular, that really got us talking: The case of Carole Baskin's missing husband.
Now, a new project has been announced focusing on the case. Keep scrolling to get all the details, and to clue yourself up on the shocking mystery that has everyone scratching their heads...
There's a new Netflix show in town...
via: NetflixAnd it is perhaps the most binge-able yet.
Netflix's docuseries, Tiger King gives us a majestic insight into the captivity of big cats here in America.
via: NetflixThe 7-part series retells the story of a war between a very flamboyant tiger owner named Joe Exotic and his enemy, a Florida-based animal activist named Carole Baskin.
But it isn't just about the tigers and lions...
via: IMDBIt is mostly about the scandalous lives of these people in America's big cat community... and we cannot get enough.
There was a lot of drama over the years...
via: NetflixAnd Joe Exotic seemed to really have it in for Carole Baskin, with footage showing him repeatedly wishing death upon her and describing how he would like to kill her. Yikes.
The show takes things to a whole new level...
via: NetflixAnd it has already been branded as "bonkers" by viewers but that certainly doesn't mean it isn't binge-worthy.
Who knew there was such a large cult of exotic animal hoarders in the US?
via: NetflixAnd who knew there was so much rivalry and hate?
But people seem to be forgetting that this is based on real-life...
via: NetflixAnd when Joe's life gradually began to spiral out of control, he landed himself into some deep trouble.
Joe is an openly gay man...
via: YoutubeAnd after he married both John Finlay and Travis Maldonado in a 3-way ceremony, both of his husbands gradually deteriorated with drug use and mental health problems. Travis tragically took his own life after he made claims that he wasn't at all gay, and Joe had simply hoodwinked him by fueling his addictions.
And after this marriage tragically fell apart...
via: NetflixJoe himself fell into a downward spiral and his obsession with Carole and her husband grew even bigger.
And last year, things took a turn for the worst.
via: NetflixJoe was sentenced to twenty-two years in prison for attempting to have Carole murdered.
He hired a hitman to take Carole out whilst she was biking down a deserted bike path...
via: IMDBBut the FBI became involved and they thankfully managed to put a stop to this dangerous plan.
Many viewers believe that Joe belongs in prison after his alarming behavior...
via: IMDBAnd of course, the internet is now a Tiger King minefield.
But through all of the jokes and laughs...The spotlight is always placed upon Carole Baskin in regards to her mysteriously missing husband.
So, what are the facts?
via: imdbWell, on the morning of August 18, 1997, Carole's millionaire husband, Don Lewis, vanished aged sixty. His car was later found at a nearby airport.
The self-made millionaire had helped Carole transform their forty acres of Florida land into the animal sanctuary it is today.
via: TwitterSome of Don's relatives speculated that Carole was involved in his disappearance.
Rumors quickly began circulating that she murdered him and fed him to the tigers.
via: TwitterIn fact, this claim was made by the oldest of Don's 4 children, Donna Pettis, then forty-two, in a 1998 interview with PEOPLE. 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." Joe Exotic also believes that Carole killed her husband - something he has been pretty vocal about, to say the least.
It was reported that 2 months before he went missing, Don tried to take out a restraining order against Carole, claiming she’d threatened to shoot him.
via: TwitterHe 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."
5 years after Don went missing, Carole had him legally declared dead.
via: IMDBAnd to this day, nobody has been charged with anything to do with his disappearance.
Don's disappearance is still an active cold case...
Since the show aired on Netflix...
via: NetflixCarole and her current husband, Howard, have been subjected to constant abuse online.
Carole spoke out about the ordeal recently...
via: IMDBSpeaking to the New York Post, she said, "He’s 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 wack-jobs."
And when reality star turned lawyer Kim Kardashian tweeted about the ordeal...
Wow the amount of texts I’ve gotten about Tiger King since I tweeted about it all have mentioned their belief that… https://t.co/uXHQUJs8Ky— Kim Kardashian West (@Kim Kardashian West)1584923892.0
She has characterized such talk as the "most ludicrous of all the lies."
via: IMDBPointing 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."
Now, those wanting to get their detective hats on once more are in look...Because a documentary focusing on Carole's missing husband has been announced today.
The doc is set to air on crime investigation channel, Investigation Discovery.
via: imdbAnd is already being dubbed as the much-requested "sequel" to Tiger King.
ID will focus less on Joe Exotic and more on the unsolved mystery of Carole's husband.The news was announced in a statement from the channel today. "Love her or hate her, Carole is now in the center ring of the big cat circus," ID said in the statement.
The channel's statement continued:
via: imdb"Is she a selfless crusader and protector of animals, who found unimaginable strength despite the mysterious disappearance of her husband? Or are we witnessing Carole Baskin’s master plan finally take effect? Despite her claims of innocence, did she orchestrate the disappearance of Don Lewis to seize control of his fortune, consolidate power and lay waste to her foes? No one seems to be talking – except for one man – and that man is the center of ID’s upcoming investigative series."
The upcoming project is titled Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic...
Investigation Discovery? It’s going to be lit and she’s definitely going to prison. All we do is solve crimes over… https://t.co/TVkUzUoxsj— honey. 🐘🔺 (@honey. 🐘🔺)1586209187.0
So, when will it be airing?
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