Was Judy Garland molested by munchkin actors when she was 16 during filming of The Wizard Of Oz? That’s the claim in a soon-to-be published book by her late third husband Sid Luft.
“They would make Judy’s life miserable on set by putting their hands under her dress,” Luft wrote in Judy and I: My Life With Judy Garland. “They thought they could get away with anything because they were so small.”
According to reports, Luft’s book does not name the actors who allegedly molested Garland.
Luft, who died in 2005, and Garland were married in 1952. Following their divorce in 1965, Garland married two more times.
She died in 1969 at 47 due to an overdose in England.
In a 1967, the actress appeared on The Jack Parr Show where she laughed about working with the munchkins. She said nothing about being molested.
“They were drunks,” she said, “They got smashed every night and they’d pick ’em up in butterfly nets.”
Over the decades, rumors have circulated about the munchkins’ rowdy behavior. The 120 little people in the film stayed in three bedrooms at The Culver Hotel during the filming, where there were reportedly a lot of drunken shenanigans.
SOURCE: Inside Edition