Actor Robert Pattinson has alleged that a Hollywood director tried to make him perform a sex act on a dog.
The Twilight stars refusal to pleasure the dog has left quite the impression on animal rights activists.
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PETA launched an investigation after Pattinson claimed during an August interview with US TV host Jimmy Kimmel, that he had been urged to give a dog a hand job in his latest film ‘Good Time’.
The Vice President of PETA. Lisa Lange, responded to the allegations by releasing a statement to E! News who report:
“PETA depends on actors and crew members to come forward when they see mistreatment, whether it involves a dog who is being forced into churning water on the set of A Dog’s Purpose or an A-list actor who is being asked to molest his canine co-star”
“Robert Pattinson is our kind of guy (and everyone’s who has a heart) for refusing to masturbate a dog—which is like child molestation—and for talking about it so that the public can see that once again animal trainers’ top priority is money and animals’ interests and well-being are often ignored.”
The statement concluded, “PETA is currently investigating whether the law was broken in this instance.”
For those who missed Robert’s interview Thursday night, the actor shared a story from production that caught viewers by surprise.
“My character, Connie, has this affinity with dogs; he thinks he is a dog in a previous life and he thinks he has control over animals,” Robert explained. “There’s this one scene we shot— there’s a drug dealer who busts into the room, and I was sleeping with the dog and basically giving the dog a hand job.”
He continued, “It was a character thing. I asked the trainer [about it] because the director was like, ‘Just do it for real, man! Don’t be a pussy!’ And the dog’s owner was like, ‘Well, he’s a breeder. I mean, you can. You just gotta massage the inside of his thighs.’ I was like, ‘Just massage the inside of his thighs?!’ I didn’t agree to do the real one, so we made a fake red rocket.”
Obviously caught off guard, Jimmy Kimmel tried to lighten the mood by adding some humor to the story.
“You made a fake dog penis?” the late-night host asked. “Wow, Hollywood is a great place. It really is.”
However Pattinson later claimed that the story was just a joke and he was “embarrassed” about the drama he had caused.
In a statement he said: “The story I told on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ seems to have spiraled out of control. What didn’t come across is that this was supposed to be a joke. No one at all expected or assumed that anything like that would happen on the ‘Good Time’ set.