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Romeo and Juliet Actors Sue Paramount Over Film's Sex Scene

The two stars of the 1968 film, Romeo and Juliet are suing Paramount Pictures for more than $500 million over a nude scene. Olivia Hussey, then 15, and now 71, and Leonard Whiting, then 16, now 72, filed the suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleging sexual abuse, sexual harassment and fraud. The actors claim they were filmed nude without their knowledge, in violation of California and federal laws against indecency and the exploitation of children. Representatives of Paramount have not responded yet. .