Leonardo DiCaprio NOT Raped By Bear In “The Revenant,” Despite Report
Leonardo DiCaprio does NOT get raped by a bear in his new movie The Revenant, despite an inaccurate report. Gossip Cop can correct this claim.
A story that originated on Drudge Report, and was then picked up by various other outlets, including the Daily Mail, claims the movie features a sequence in which a bear flips over DiCaprio’s character, then “thrusts and thrusts during the explicit mauling.” The article adds, “He is raped… twice!”
This, however, is not an accurate description of what transpires. The actor’s character is in fact attacked by a bear in the film, and the scene is even teased in the trailer, but there’s no type of sexual assault taking place. The bear that attacks DiCaprio’s character is a female who’s protecting her cubs. It’s quite an intense scene and the character is nearly clawed to death, but at no point does the bear try to hump or penetrate DiCaprio, despite the “rape” claims.
As Gossip Cop has reported, The Revenant is a historical fiction film set in the 1800s. DiCaprio stars as Hugh Glass, a frontiersman who is left for dead by his compatriots after he’s brutally attacked (and not raped) by a bear. Glass then sets out on a path of vengeance against those who abandoned him. The highly-anticipated movie hits theaters on December 25.
UPDATE: 20th Century Fox says in a statement, “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. There is clearly no rape scene with a bear.”