Newswire: Dennis Quaid calls controversial A Dog’s Purpose video a “scam”

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Dennis Quaid has spoken out against footage that purports to show a dog being abused on the set of his upcoming film A Dog’s Purpose, calling it “a scam.” “That video that someone took and sold for money and held on to for a year and a half until right before the film’s coming out, does not tell the whole story,” Quaid told Entertainment Tonight. “First of all, it’s been edited and manipulated. And I think it’s a scam, to tell you the truth.”

Quaid’s response matches that of W. Bruce Campbell, the original author of the book the movie is based on, and producer Gavin Polone. All three men claim to have seen the full footage of the day’s events, which centered on a German Shepherd, named Herclues, jumping in and out of a roiling swimming pool. “That was towards the end of ...