As police begin to take another look at the mysterious disappearance of Carole Baskin’s second husband Don Lewis following the overwhelming noteriety the documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness has received, now one of Baskin’s former ex-boyfriends, Jay Bakyal, is revealing even more alleged incriminating evidence against her.
Bakyal, who dated Baskin following the disappearance of Lewis, but before her current marriage to Howard, also filed a restraining order, just like Lewis did, against the founder of Big Cat Rescue.
Even wilder, in the 2002 restraining order request, Bakyal states that when he asked Carole what would happen if her husband Don were to suddenly return, she allegedly replied, “Dead body cannot talk.”
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Bakyal’s restraining order request, just like her missing husband Don’s, was denied.
12. After Don Lewis vanished, but before Carole married Howard, she dated a guy named Jay Baykal.— 𝐑𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐭 𝐌𝐨𝐨𝐫 (@robertmoor_) March 24, 2020
In 2002, Jay filed a restraining order against Carole, which includes some bizarre and suspicious-sounding details regarding Don's disappearance: https://t.co/k2uWfaT4is pic.twitter.com/hKsQIzCjeL
Baskin, who denied any involvement in her wealthy husband Don Lewis’ disappearance in a 4,100-word essay she published on the Big Cat Rescue website, gave the following reasons for why Don asked for a restraining order against her just two months before he vanished and was never heard from again.
Don spent one week per month in Costa Rica. Don was a man who wanted to have sex daily. He would go to Costa Rica during the week I was having my menstrual cycle. I accepted this as something I had to live with. During the week he was away, I would haul off the property as much of the junk as I could. Wendell told Don I was doing this. Don tried calling the police to get them to stop me. They told him he would need a restraining order. It is unclear if it was Don’s idea that to get a restraining order he should say I threatened him or if someone like Wendell suggested that. Don filed for the order on June 20, 1997, and it was denied.
Robert Moor, who runs a podcast about Joe Exotic, also shared copies of Lewis’ restraining order request as well as a copy of the power of attorney document giving Carole complete control of his assets and money in the event of his disappearance. He believes that the signatures do not match.
21. Look closely at the restraining order Don filled out against Carole: his signature doesn't match the one on the Power of Attorney, which handed control to Carole in the event of his disappearance. When I asked Carole abt this, she said: "He could barely read or write anyway." pic.twitter.com/pmmqyZR68b— 𝐑𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐭 𝐌𝐨𝐨𝐫 (@robertmoor_) March 31, 2020
Carole’s current husband Howard Baskin recently created a video also defending her and attacking the credibility of the documentary’s creators Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin.