Romeo and Juliet movie child abuse lawsuit to be thrown out by judge

The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s Oscar-winning film have tentatively lost their battle to receive damages over a sex scene filmed when they were teenagers

A California judge has signalled she will throw out a child abuse lawsuit put forward by the two lead actors from the 1968 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.

Last December, Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting, who were teenagers when making Franco Zeffirelli’s Oscar-winning film, accused Paramount of sexual exploitation over a nude scene they allege was insisted upon after being told it wouldn’t take place.

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