UPDATE: After this video’s release, Bryce Rohrer, owner and operator of Florida Shark Diving, told the Palm Beach Post that adult film star Molly Cavalli and her film crew contacted him two months before about doing a shark dive and faking an on-camera injury.
“I was talking directly to Molly and she just said, ‘Hey, we are looking to do a shoot faking a shark bite and it’s strictly in order for it to go viral,’” Rohrer said. “We immediately declined. We are pro-shark, pro-wildlife, and want to show the importance of sharks, not villainize them.”
Sharks sell. Porn sells. Sharks and porn together — slam dunk. Neither the film company, nor the actress, responded to the Palm Beach Post’s attempts to contact them.
The Adult Performers Actors Guild, a union for porn stars, released a statement saying it looks like the adult film company responsible for this video, CamSoda, may be guilty of “numerous filming violations,” including failing to have a special stunt permit, medical staff, safety equipment and a licensed diving instructor on the set.
Pornography star Molly Cavalli says she was left needing 20 stitches after she was bitten by a shark while filming an advertisement for an adult entertainment company, and the whole thing was caught on camera.
In the video of the attack that adult film company CamSoda uploaded to YouTube, Cavalli initially appears to be excited for the shoot, sporting a white swimsuit and dancing for the camera. However, her excitement quickly dies down after she’s lowered into a shark cage underwater. Several sharks swarm around her before she says one takes a bite out of her ankle. Cavalli lets out a yelp and grabs a hold of her ankle before being swiftly pulled out of the water.
In a statement after the incident, Cavalli said, “I want to thank my fans for their outpouring of support as I heal my foot following the shark bite. Luckily it only required 20 stitches. I’m fine. It’s not that bad. I had a great experience anyway and now I have a story to tell forever.”
Darren Press, Vice President of CamSoda, the company Cavalli was shooting the promo for, later explained that her foot was dangling out of the shark cage, allowing the animal to gnaw at her.
“From what we gathered, lemon sharks are predominantly docile and relatively harmless,” he said. “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. We immediately pulled Molly out of the cage and rushed to shore.”