• June 10, 2023

Romeo and Juliet movie sexual exploitation lawsuit dismissed

A judge has dismissed the lawsuit involving 1968’s Romeo and Juliet, saying the stars don’t have enough evidence on their side. A judge has put a dagger in the heart of the lawsuit involving the stars of 1968’s Romeo and Juliet, siding with Paramount Pictures in deciding that its use of underage nudity actually falls…

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Judge Dismisses ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Nude Scene Lawsuit

At the very end of 2022, Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey, the stars of the popular 1968 film of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet filed suit against the movie’s distributor, Paramount Pictures, accusing the company of “sexually exploiting them and distributing nude images of adolescent children.” Whiting and Hussey claimed that the movie’s director, Franco Zeffirelli, had “assured both actors that there would…

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