Fox Releases Statement On ‘The Revenant’, Swears Leonardo DiCaprio Didn’t Get Raped By a Bear

Leonardo DiCaprio is currently the frontrunner to take home the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant. Yet the focus is less on his performance than on a strange internet rumor that’s been making the rounds, in which it’s claimed that a key scene features DiCaprio being sexually assaulted by a live bear.

To get ahead of the Drudge Report, which got this whole nasty rumor started, 20th Century Fox has released a statement, swearing that DiCaprio didn’t actually get raped by that bear.

“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 said in a statement released to Entertainment Weekly. “There is clearly no rape scene with a bear.”

So there you have it. No bear-on-man rape. Here’s hoping this whole silly business doesn’t hurt Leo’s Oscar chances. I have no idea why it would, but you never know with the Academy. Lord knows, they’ve put Leo through the ringer plenty of times already.

Fox Releases Statement, Swears Leonardo DiCaprio Didn't Get Raped By a Bear

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