Romeo and Juliet actors sue Paramount for $500m over nude scene from 1968 film

The actors, now in their 70s, filed a lawsuit against Paramount Pictures on 30 December in Santa Monica Superior Court alleging that studio executives sexually exploited them and distributed nude images of adolescent children, according to Variety. Hussey and Whiting, who were 15 and 16 years old, respectively, at the time of filming Romeo and Juliet, featured in a bedroom scene showing Whiting's buttocks and Hussey's bare breasts. The actors' suit alleged that Romeo and Juliet's director Franco Zeffirelli allegedly assured them there would be no nudity in the film…