Stars of 1968 'Romeo and Juliet' sue Paramount over nude scene filmed when they were minors
The stars of 1968’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ are suing over the nude scene they filmed when they were just 15 and 16 years old.
Olivia Hussey, 71, and Leonard Whiting, 72, filed a lawsuit Friday in Santa Monica Superior Court accusing the studio of sexual harassment, fraud, sexual abuse, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The pair are seeking damages ‘believed to be in excess of 500 million.’
The lawsuit also alleges the pair were filmed nude without their knowledge.
‘What they were told and what went on were two different things,’ said Tony Marinozzi, a business manager for the actors, in a statement.
‘They trusted Franco. At 16, as actors, they took his lead that he would not violate that trust they had,’ the manager said.
‘Franco was their friend, and frankly, at 16, what do they do?’ Marinozzi added in a statement to the outlet. ‘There are no options. There was no #MeToo.’
The suit alleges Zefrelli showed the actors where the camera would be placed but that no nudity would be filmed or released.
Source” Content adapted from dailymail