Following a story that Leonardo DiCaprio was raped by a bear that went viral, studio executives want you to know that DiCaprio was not raped by a bear.
According to report, the studio denies the bizarre report of bear-on-man action. In fact, DiCaprio does not get sexually violated by a bear in his upcoming movie The Revenant despite the story going viral on Tuesday.
Fox clarified in a statement that the bear is 1) a female and 2) does not sexually assault DiCaprio.
“As anyone who has seen the movie can attest, the bear in the film is a female who attacks Hugh Glass because she feels he might be threatening her cubs,” a Fox spokesperson told EW.com in a statement. “There is clearly no rape scene with a bear.”
The report was published on the Drudge Report under the headline, “DiCaprio Raped by Bear in Fox Movie.”
“The bear flips Leo over and thrusts and thrusts during the explicit mauling,” the Drudge item reads, continuing, “He is raped — twice!”
The news report claims that the “explicit moment” in the movie has “caused maximum controversy in early screenings,” adding that some some audience members exited “when the Wolf of Wall Street met the Grizzly of Yellowstone.”
In The Revenant, DiCaprio plays a hunter Hugh Glass, who’s attacked by a bear and left for dead, leading him to seek revenge on the travelers who left him behind.