Stars of 1968 Romeo, Juliet film sue Paramount for $500million for ‘forcing them’ into a sex scene when they were young


The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 movie, Romeo and Juliet are suing over the nude scene they filmed when they were just 15 and 16 years old.

71-year-old Olivia Hussey and 72-year-old Leonard Whiting filed a lawsuit last Friday December 30, in Santa Monica Superior Court in California accusing Paramount Pictures of sexual harassment, fraud, sexual abuse, and intentional infliction of emotional distress

According to Hussey and Whiting, they said Zeffirelli originally told them there would not be any nudity in the film.

However, on the last day of filming, they claim he said the film ‘would fail’ unless they performed a scene nude while wearing body makeup.

The lawsuit alleges the pair were filmed nude without their knowledge and they are now seeking damages ‘believed to be in excess of $500 million.