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Tiger King star Carole Baskin's ex says she had a 'very high sex drive' and loved getting frisky in the hot tub

Alan Schreier, 70, was reportedly in a relationship with Baskin for three years between 1999 and 2001 after her husband Don Lewis mysteriously disappeared
UPDATED APR 21, 2020
Carole Baskin (Netflix)
Carole Baskin (Netflix)

Controversial Tiger King star and Big Cat Rescue CEO Carole Baskin's former boyfriend revealed in an interview that the cat enthusiast had a "very high sex drive," and loves to get frisky in a hot tub, however, she "doesn't like people."

Baskin has been in news over the past few weeks for being one of the subjects of the popular Netflix documentary series 'Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness'. The series features former zoo operator Joe Exotic, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who was sentenced to 22 years in prison for plotting to kill her. The series has led people to speculate that Baskins has killed her husband.

Alan Schreier, 70, was reportedly in a relationship with Baskin for three years between 1999 and 2001, after her husband Don Lewis mysteriously disappeared. A retired real estate developer, Schreier, met Baskin online, and nearly two months of dating, he moved into the wildlife preserve compound where the 58-year-old continues to lives in Tampa, Florida.

"I was on a couple of dating sites in the late 90s and one day I got this email from Carole saying 'I know you but I don't think you know me, but if you want to know me I'm in People magazine this week',' Schreier told the Daily Mail. "At first I thought it was one of my friends playing a prank, so I went and bought the magazine and read about how she has one of the world's largest collections of big cats and how people have accused her of killing her husband, but it was never proven."

Baskin's first husband, Lewis, reportedly went missing in 1997 and has been declared dead since. His body, however, was never found. 

"I met Carole about a year and a half after her husband went missing, so it was still fresh," Schreier recalled. "She told me that Don hung around some 'unsavory people.' She said he used to carry a lot of money around on him and she thought maybe somebody did something to him, perhaps kidnapped or killed him. Their marriage was faltering towards the end. She told me they were not getting along at all."

The 70-year-old said that after their online conversation, he was keen to meet Baskin in person. "We had our first date at her place, I drove out to meet her and told everyone before I left 'If you don't hear from me it's because I've gone to meet this lady who keeps the big cats who might have killed her husband," he said of Baskin. "But the date was great. She gave me a tour of all the cats on her property. We got along and she was very attractive. She usually dressed in cat prints, they looked good on her. We hit it off pretty quickly and started spending a lot of time together."

Schreier also shared details about their intimate life, saying Baskins was quite affectionate with him and had a very high sex drive. "We had a very good sex life, and she was quite affectionate with me. She had a very high sex drive, maybe that's why it lasted for over three years," he continued. "She liked it in the hot tub, we got our money's worth for the hot tub! At that time I owned a condo in Tampa which I had just sold, so she asked me if I wanted to move in with her and renovate her house."

The couple reportedly lived in harmony for nearly seven months until Schreier's son, Todd, 15 at the time, moved in with him. Todd, now 36, however, does not remember his time at the Baskin household fondly, stating that the cat enthusiast was not a people person and generally made him stay away from her side of the house. 

"I never spoke with her about her ex-husband but there was a big cement slab in the middle of the woods hat never had an explanation on it," Todd told the outlet. "That didn't make sense to me. That always like that was the only red flag thing that stuck out with me."

Although they did not leave on agreeable terms, both Schreier and his son are not convinced that she killed her husband. "I think it's bull spit. He was not nice to her. He was rough with her and so forth. So, you know, there's a part of me thinking, who knows? You know? I don't know. I still believe that she didn't do it," Schreier said.

While Todd said, "Do I think Carol personally, like schlepped him in the back of a truck and ground him up and then fed him… no, absolutely not. Do I think that she might know like more than she's let anyone else know? Absolutely. How private and cold she is? She’s probably the world champion at keeping a secret."

Schreier explained that what he gathered from the years he spent with her was that she was not a people person, she did not have any girlfriends, and she was not interested in children at all. "Carole wasn't the motherly type. Her daughter Jamie lived in a separate house on the property and cooked all her own meals. She had been living out there since she was a teenager," he said.

While the 70-year-old's son stated that although she cared a lot of about cats in a "creepy way," he found her to be emotionless. "Carole really does care about the cats though, in a very creepy, weird way. They're her whole life, 24/7. But she doesn't care about human beings at all, she's cold as ice. Totally emotionless.'