‘The Cove’ Director Fights Japan Scientist Lawsuit1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
A scientist says his reputation has been tarnished by the U.S. documentary “The Cove,” a graphic account of Japanese dolphin-hunting.
Film director Louie Psihoyos said that University of Hokkaido toxicologist Tetsuya Endo had agreed to be interviewed and that the footage of him was not taken out of order or otherwise doctored.
“He talked on the record at length to us, several times,” he told The Associated Press. “He did say the things that he said, in the order that he said them. What we published was the truth, and now he wants to take back the truth.”
Endo said he never signed release forms, and thinks “The Cove” is “disrespectful toward Japanese”. Psihoyos believes Endo’s comments are key in winning Japanese to his message, and he wants Japanese to see his movie, uncensored. He acknowledged he cannot find Endo’s release forms.