CNN - Baskin this week debuted as a contestant on the new season of "Dancing With the Stars." During a show break, an ad taken out by Lewis' daughters seeking the public's help in finding their father ran in Florida.
"I believe their actions are just a publicity stunt, but if it helps us find Don, then that will be a huge relief," Baskin said in an email to CNN.
Baskin says it would be a "side benefit" if her missing former husband is found thanks to her appearance on "Dancing With the Stars."
No one has been charged in connection with Lewis' disappearance. Buzz around "Tiger King" in the spring prompted new tips to pour into the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Chad Chronister told CNN in April. The case will stay open because authorities there do not close cold cases, he said.
Baskin has denied any involvement in the disappearance. The animal activist and Big Cat Rescue owner in the past has expressed unhappiness with her portrayal in the docuseries, posting a 3,000-word blog titled "Refuting Netflix Tiger King" on her website.
If OJ Simpson taught us anything, as a former spouse of a murdered person, you can never stop until you find the killer and they're brought to justice.
"My first obligation is to my young children, who will be raised the way that Nicole and I had always planned. … But when things have settled a bit, I will pursue as my primary goal in life the killer or killers who slaughtered Nicole and Mr. Goldman. They are out there somewhere. Whatever it takes to identify them and bring them in, I will provide somehow." - OJ Simpson statement Oct 4, 1995
OJ has clearly made that his life's work since he was acquitted in 1995.
It seems to me "that bitch" Carole Baskin is taking a page out of the Juice's playbook here.
Lesser people would try to extend their 15 minutes of fame, into say, an hour? By taking advantage of an insanely bottom-of-the-barrell decision by ABC. But Carole is obviously using this opportunity to help keep the focus not on herself, but on her missing, and definitely not eaten by tigers, former husband.
Ever seen "Ms. Congeniality"? (Sandra Bullock all time babe btw)
Well, guess what mother fucker?
Basically, that's what this is. Make the sacrifice, by putting yourself in the spotlight, to catch the criminals.