A Los Angeles judge is set to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the stars of 1968’s Romeo and Juliet, who accused director Franco Zeffirelli and Paramount Pictures of forcing them to pose nude and thus being sexually assaulted. It has been reported Fox News.
The publication states that 72-year-old actors Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting originally claimed that the nude scene in the 1968 movie was child pornography and that the couple had been sexually assaulted during filming.
As part of the hearing, Supreme Court Justice Alison McKenzie ruled that the film was protected by the First Amendment, explaining that Hussey and Whiting “provided no authority here to show that the film could be considered legally sexual enough to be considered absolutely illegal.” .
The publication states that the actors’ attorney plans to reopen the case in federal court.
Previously, apparently Paramount Studios, doesn’t have to He is facing a lawsuit accusing his employees of sexual abuse because of a nude scene in the 1968 film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.
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