Fox Studios has issued a statement refuting rumours that star Leonardo DiCaprio was raped by a bear in his upcoming movie The Revenant.
In a statement, the studio said the Titanic actor was attacked by a female bear which was protecting her cubs, Us magazine reports.
The studio also pointed out that DiCaprio, who will portray the role of real-life frontiersman Hugh Glass in film, was attacked by a bear while depicting the scene during an 1823 expedition of the American wilderness.
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Earlier, there were rumours that the actor’s character Glass was brutally attacked by a bear who reportedly then flips him over on his back and proceeds to molest him.
Helmed by Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez, the forthcoming adventure-thriller film will also star actors Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter among others and is slated to hit US theaters on December 25, 2015.