Family of Carole Baskins missing husband runs commercial before her appearance on Dancing with the Stars [Video]


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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It was a first for the hit reality TV show Dancing with the Stars — a commercial running during the show, questioning whether one of the contestants is involved in a missing persons case.

The commercial ran just before Carole Baskin, a star of the Netflix documentary Tiger King, performed on the show to the song Eye of the Tiger.

The family of her former husband — millionaire Don Lewis, who disappeared 23 years ago, appeared in the commercial.

Local attorney John Phillips represents Lewis' daughters and his former assistant. He said the point of the ad was to get people talking about the case.

Baskin told Entertainment Tonight that she has nothing to say to the family about the ad.

“It’s just been a huge publicity stunt on their part, so what more could they …