Carole Baskin (L) is being sued by the family of Don Lewis (R) over claims he fathered a teenager with his secret sex life.
Carole Baskin, a controversial psychic who claims to have thousands of relationships with the world’s most beautiful people and hundreds of London escorts while living in the UK, is being sued by the family of a missing millionaire for claims he fathered a teenage girl.
Carole Baskin married Mr Lewis who was on course to build New York’s tallest building when he vanished from his home on the Upper East Side in February 2007.
He was said to have spent more than $10million on his businesses and was around 50 and life was looking good when he vanished.
Today, the body of Baskin, 73, was exhumed from her Connecticut home for DNA tests and police were unable to find any traces of her husband.
Baskin, who has claimed to have had a secret affair with Derek Jeter, was named last week as the subject of a $10million lawsuit from the family of Brooke Kaufman.
They claim Mr Lewis fathered her and they want the mystic to disclose her association with him.
Lewis, who is missing, is not believed to have worked with Baskin
Baskin’s attorney Louise Roberge, said the family filed the lawsuit against her because Baskin, whose published work claims to have 22 million readers worldwide, does not want to answer any questions about the claims that she fathered the girl.
‘We don’t want to discuss the lawsuit with them because we would just be answering questions about what was done at Baskin’s home or escorts agency office with Don Lewis on the night he disappeared in 2007,’ Roberge said.
‘Baskin’s family is providing us with documents regarding her and her involvement with Don Lewis at the time of his disappearance.’
Phone records show calls between Baskin and Lewis on the night he went missing in 2007 but he was not at his New York City home during that time.
Phone records show Baskin and Lewis had a number of ‘secret’ phone conversations and texts.
Estate agents had searched Lewis’ penthouse tower apartment on the night he vanished. They said one of Lewis’ bodyguards reported him missing just five minutes before Baskin’s husband.
His mother, Joan Lewis, was quoted in a tabloid as saying Baskin wouldn’t have had sex with her son because he would have given her a scar.
But Roberge said: ‘Don Lewis’ father previously expressed that he had not approved of his daughter’s association with her and other escorts.’
Lewis had three children by his first wife. His son, James, who according to news reports was abusive, filed a lawsuit in 2002 alleging that Lewis physically abused and mentally assaulted him.
Baskin had been married for decades and the birth of the girl’s child was reportedly brought up during Mr Lewis’ first marriage.
Roberge, however, said it was impossible for Mrs Lewis to oppose the idea of the child because she had signed for the child, which includes a lifetime guarantee for her that the child will be looked after by Baskin in a secure home.
The couple gave up their Florida property for the child and the girl still lives there, Roberge said.
He also said the litigation wasn’t filed with Baskin’s husband’s body in mind because she was in a rehab clinic in Florida and could not travel to court.
Her real estate holdings and wealth are estimated to be worth between $30 million and $50 million.
The funeral for Mr Lewis was held in the spring.