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Published: Friday January 30, 2015 06:00 AM EST

2015

"I was attacked yesterday morning by a very rarely seen or experienced animal called 'chupacabra.' I fought with it for hours."
– Johnny Depp, blaming the mythological Latin American beast for his absence from a Tokyo press conference (but here's the real reason), to reporters