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Jacksonville-based attorney files lawsuit against 'Tiger King's' Carole Baskin


Jacksonville-based attorney John Phillips announced that he is representing the family of Don Lewis, the missing millionaire who was married to Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin. 

Lewis went missing in 1997 under suspicious circumstances, according to WJCT News partner News4Jax.  That dynamic was highlighted in the viral Netflix documentary series, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.

In a press conference from Tampa on Monday morning, Phillips said that his firm filed a pure bill of discovery last Friday against Baskin in hopes of finding out what happened to Lewis.

There is a $100,000 reward being offered in the case. Lewis went missing without a trace in 1997 and Baskin has been a popular target as a person of interest.

Phillips touched on rumors of how Lewis is said to have died and said it has caused the family significant emotional distress and it has been amplified since the Tiger King documentary came out.

Read the rest of this story at News4Jax.