Tiger King star Carole Baskin is dealing with a lawsuit from the household of her former husband Don Lewis, who disappeared in 1997 and is presumed lifeless.
Lewis’s household are additionally providing a $100,000 (£76,300) reward for details about what occurred to him.
A lawyer for the household has filed the lawsuit in an try and pressure Baskin to offer proof on the document.
Lewis disappeared a day earlier than a scheduled journey to Costa Rica, and was declared legally lifeless in 2002.
Lewis and Baskin began an animal sanctuary collectively in Tampa, Florida, which later grew to become Large Cat Rescue Company. They had been married on the time of his disappearance, however he had filed for a restraining order towards her two months earlier.
Theories about what occurred to him fashioned a part of the hit Netflix collection, together with options that Baskin, who obtained most of his $6m (£4.5m) property, was answerable for his disappearance.
She has vehemently denied having anything to do with it. “The unsavoury lies are higher for getting viewers,” she has mentioned.
Baskin informed investigators of reported sightings in Costa Rica, and mentioned he had been concerned with native gangsters there. No-one has ever been arrested over his disappearance.
Talking at a press convention on Monday, Lewis’s youngest daughter Gale Rathbone referred to the renewed curiosity within the case introduced on by the collection.
‘Seek for closure and reality’
“Amazingly, our little household tragedy has develop into your tragedy,” she mentioned. “Our seek for closure and reality has develop into your mission additionally.
“Everyone knows by now that [Lewis] was not an ideal man. However do solely the right amongst us deserve justice?”
Baskin informed The Related Press: “It has been my coverage to not focus on pending litigation till it has been resolved.
“I had informed some information shops that I assumed the press convention on 10 Aug was only a publicity stunt, however at the moment was not conscious there can be pending litigation.”