Recently it has been widely reported that Robert Pattinson was asked to "pleasure a dog" for his latest movie Good Time.

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel, the star claimed that his character, who has an affinity with dogs, was supposed to film an intimate scene with a canine, though he refused to do it "for real."

"There's this one scene we shot where basically a drug dealer bursts into the room and I was sleeping with the dog and basically giving the dog a hand job," he told Kimmel. "The director was like 'just do it for real man, don't be a p*ssy.

"And the dog's owner was there and he like 'well he's a breeder, so you can'."

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Of course he didn't go through with it so a fake dog's penis was made for him to fondle.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) praised Pattinson for not actually going ahead with it, thanking him for "refusing to masturbate a dog."

In a statement, the non-profit organisation said: "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.

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"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. PETA is currently investigating whether the law was broken in this instance."

After this one of the directors, Josh Safdie, tweeted claiming that the actor's story was false. Following that, Pattinson has released a statement to E!, explaining how it was an anecdote that got out of hand.

"The story I told on Jimmy Kimmel last night seems to have spiralled out of control," he said. "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.

"We are all huge animal lovers and would obviously never do anything to harm an animal."

I pretty much think this is something best left forgotten about, such is the embarrassing nature of it. But at least you got an extra few people talking about the film, Robert.

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Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

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