'Tiger King': OJ Simpson convinced that Carole Baskin made 'tiger sashimi' out of her husband Don Lewis
It has been alleged that Carole Baskin was involved with the disappearance and murder of her former husband
Netflix's new documentary 'Tiger King' looks at the long-existing conspiracy theory that animal activist Carole Baskin had killed her own husband, Don Lewis.
The conspiracy has intrigued all those who have seen the documentary including OJ Simpson who believes that Baskin definitely fed Lewis to her tigers. The former footballer-actor who has himself been accused of murder said that he had "not a shred of doubt" that Baskin was responsible for the killing.
He took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the series after finishing a round of golf. "Yesterday I watched the show, and oh my God, is America in this bad of shape?" he asked. "I watched about six episodes of this show and I couldn't believe what I was looking at. White people! What's with you and wild animals? Leave them animals alone!"
"The show is crazy, but it's so crazy, you kind of keep watching. One thing I will say — there's not a shred of doubt in my mind that that lady's husband is Tiger sashimi right now," he said, shaking his head. 'I'm just saying!" he continued.
Tiger King looks at the real-life story of a zoo owner called Joe Exotic. The man Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage known as 'Joe Exotic' is an Oklahoma zoo owner serving a 22-year prison sentence for his role in a murder-for-hire plot involving Lewis' wife, Carole Baskin.
Lewis went missing in 1997 and was declared dead though his body was ever found. This led to Baskin's rival Joe Exotic claiming that Lewis had been killed by his wife. Baskin has always maintained that she is innocent and had no involvement in her husband's disappearance.
According to her, Lewis had either gone to Costa Rica or was thrown off a plane over the Gulf of Mexico. His car was recovered from an airfield in Paso County. Detectives, however, believe that there was no way that one of Lewis' planes could have held enough fuel to take him all the way to Costa Rica.
After her husband's disappearance in 1997, Baskin remarried. We had recently reported that Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister is using the hype surrounding the new documentary to look for any new leads in the cold case. He shared that his office is receiving around six tips every day. "We are already receiving new tips and we hope to close this cold case soon with the help of the public," he told CNN.
"Since the documentary came out we've been receiving about six tips a day related to this case. We are looking into each one thoroughly," he added. He also shared some information about Lewis and urged anyone with information to contact the Sheriff's Office non-emergency number. Lewis who would be around 81 now was last seen on August 18, 1997, his social media post revealed.
"Like any case at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office, we want to bring closure to the families involved and the community. We are seeing greater interest, in this case, thanks to Tiger King and we encourage anyone who knows something to call 813-247-8200," Chronister shared.