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Romeo and Juliet stars Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting sue Paramount Pictures over 1968 film’s nude scene

Two British stars of the 1968 film Romeo and Juliet are suing Paramount Pictures for more than $500 million over a nude scene in the film shot when they were teenagers.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 two stars claim director Franco Zeffirelli, originally told them there would not be any nudity in the film but then told them on the day the scene was shot they must act in the nude “or the Picture would fail” and their careers would be hurt.