Leo DiCaprio NOT Raped By Bear ... FOX Confirms

12/1/2015 1:40 PM PST

Leonardo DiCaprio -- NOT Raped By Bear ... FOX Confirms

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Leonardo DiCaprio is NOT raped by a bear in a scene from his latest movie -- that's the bizarre statement FOX Studios just released. 

FOX felt compelled to shut down widespread Internet rumors about a controversial scene in "The Revenant" where Leo is attacked by a bear. For some reason (we haven't seen the movie) someone thought the bear raped the star ... twice.

A spokesperson for FOX told EW, "The bear in the film is a female who attacks [Leo] because she feels he might be threatening her cubs ... there is clearly no rape scene with a bear."

Case closed. No bear rape. It's still unclear why anyone saw the attack as sexual in its nature.

Yes, Leo wants an Oscar, but we're guessing he doesn't want it THAT badly.