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Japanese scientist suing to be removed from ‘The Cove’

University of Hokkaido toxicologist Tetsuya Endo is suing the makers of The Cove, claiming that he did not agree to be interviewed for the film. In the film, Endo is seen explaining the toxic mercury levels in dolphin flesh. He is asking for 11 million yen in damages from Medallion Media, the Japanese right owner of The Cove, and distributor, Unplugged Inc. The film's director, Louie Psihoyos has said that Endo's interview was not doctored.
December 9, 2010

University of Hokkaido toxicologist Tetsuya Endo is suing the makers of The Cove, claiming that he did not agree to be interviewed for the film. In the film, Endo is seen explaining the toxic mercury levels in dolphin flesh. He is asking for 11 million yen in damages from Medallion Media, the Japanese right owner of The Cove, and distributor, Unplugged Inc. The film’s director, Louie Psihoyos, has said that Endo’s interview was not doctored.

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