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Adult star's viral video of shark attack during cage dive 'is a fake'

Mirror logo Mirror 12/05/2017 Steve Robson
Credits: Molly Cavalli/Instagram © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Molly Cavalli/Instagram

A viral video of a porn star being attacked by a shark is a fake, a diver has claimed.

Molly Cavalli was filmed jumping into a cage in just a skimpy swimsuit as a number of lemon sharks were apparently nearby.

In the clip posted online, within seconds one attacked - leaving her with a nasty bite on her ankle.

Some viewers were a little skeptical of the picture Molly later posted on social media of her injuries.

And now a veteran shark diver has come forward to claim the whole thing was a stunt.

Credits: CamSoda/Youtube

Credits: CamSoda/Youtube
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Bryce Rohrer, owner and operator of Florida Shark Diving, said he was approached by CamSoda about filming a promotional video.

"[Molly] said ‘we want to do a film shoot with a few scantily-clad women diving with sharks,’ and we were kind of sceptical of even that," Mr Rohrer told RealClearLife.com.

"Then once we started getting the facts of what they actually wanted to do ... we declined."

Mr Rohrer claims Ms Cavalli went on to explain that the company wanted to film a fake shark attack in the hope that the clip would go viral.

But the diver was uninterested as he thought it would be "unhelpful" for the public perception of sharks.

In a bid to convince him, the actress allegedly texted a picture of a fake foot wound.

"Just wanted to show you what the bite would look like. It’s more of a little knick," the alleged text says.

"We were doing this as I was speaking to you today.

"I know that you are shark lovers and don’t want it to be a negative thing on sharks but I just wanted to show you that it’s not some huge aggressive a bite if that makes a difference."

If, as claimed, the attack was staged to gain publicity, it has worked.

The clip has clocked up more than 14million views on YouTube.

Cavalli and CamSoda have declined to comment any further when contacted by RealClearLife.com

Earlier this week, Camsoda vice-president Darren Press said: "Our intention was to have Molly quickly dive into the shark cage with the camera and begin broadcasting as lemon sharks circled nearby.

"From what we gathered, lemon sharks are predominantly docile and relatively harmless.

"During the broadcast, a shark approached the cage which made Molly nervous. She swam up to the surface as the shark approached.

"Her foot rose above the protective net and was bitten."

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