Romeo and Juliet's Stars Sue Paramount for Child Abuse after 1968 Film's Nude Scene

Nearly 55 years after the release of Franco Zeffirelli's Oscar-nominated Romeo & Juliet remake

the movie's young performers are now suing Paramount Pictures for more than $100 million for alleged sexual abuse, negligence, and other claims.

Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting were just teenagers in Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 version of "Romeo and Juliet

The movie was successful and received four Academy Award nominations

 The actors who played Romeo and Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 picture accused Paramount Pictures of abusing children because of their brief naked scene.

With their Shakespearean production, the studio is thought to have made over $500 million from the Zeffirelli version.

 Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey, who are now in their early 70s, are suing Paramount for more than $500 million in damages.

The two actors allegedly suffered mental anguish and emotional distress in the five and a half decades following the movie's release

Both received a Golden Globe for their contributions.