‘Romeo and Juliet’ revealed the secret in old age, fraudulently nude scene and accused of sexual abuse

Olivia Hussey Leonard Whiting Sued Film Director For 500 Million Dollar: in true love stories Romeo and Juliet You must have heard the name of Many films have been made on the characters of Romeo and Juliet. hollywood filmmaker director franco zeffirelli And paramount pictures Produced the film ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in the year 1968. Two young actors got a chance to play Romeo and Juliet in the film. This film was a very successful film at that time, but now after 55 years the director of the film who has died and the film production company has been sued for compensation of more than 500 million dollars. Yes, this lawsuit has been filed by none other than Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting, both minor actors who played Romeo and Juliet. Both the actors are old now. It is alleged that her nude was shot fraudulently in the film.

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In fact, in the film ‘Romeo and Juliet’, the main character Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting have been accused of fraudulently getting nude scenes shot in the film. At that time both were 15 and 16 years old, while now both have reached 71 and 72. Both actors have sued the film’s director, Franco Zeffirelli, in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleging sexual assault, sexual harassment and fraud. The special thing is that the film’s director Franco Zeffirelli has died in the year 2019. Apart from this, a lawsuit has also been filed against his company Paramount Pictures.

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Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting have said in the complaint that they were told to wear undergarments in the bedroom scenes that were shot in the last few days, but on the morning of shooting, Zeffirelli asked Whiting, who plays Romeo, and Juliet to play Juliet. Wali told Hussey that only make-up would be done on her body and the camera would be such that her body would not be seen nude. However, even after receiving such assurances, the two filmed nude scenes, which was an act in violation of California’s then federal laws against indecency and child abuse.

The court filing states that the actor is entitled to more than $500 million in compensation for the emotional damage and mental anguish suffered by Hussey and Whiting. However, before this Hussey had said during an interview in 2018 that no artist of my age had done this before. He said that Zeffirelli shot it brilliantly and it was necessary according to the demands of the film’s story. However, after so many years, Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting are turning back on their statements.

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