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Romeo and Juliet actors sue studio over teenage nude scene in 1968 film
04/01/2023 07:10 PM | Click to read full article
The stars of the 1968 Hollywood version of Romeo and Juliet are suing Paramount studio, claiming they were sexually exploited in a nude scene. The actors Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting were 15 and 16 at the time the film was released and allege that they were filmed naked without their knowledge. Mr Whiting, 72, and Ms Hussey, 71, filed a lawsuit in Santa Monica Superior Court on Friday accusing the studio of sexual exploitation.