Judy Garland ‘was repeatedly molested by actors on Wizard of Oz’, says ex-husband

The former husband of Hollywood icon Judy Garland has claimed that she was molested by actors playing the Munchkins on the set of The Wizard of Oz. The actress, who was just 16 when she played the role of Dorothy in the classic 1939 movie, was claimed to have her life made “miserable” by the dwarf actors. Garland’s ex Sid Luft make the shocking claim in his unfinished book before dying 12 years ago. Detailing his former wife’s torment, he wrote: “They thought they could get away with anything because they were so small.“

They would make Judy’s life miserable on set by putting their hands under her dress. The men were forty or more years old.

Sid Luft

The movie catapulted Garland onto global fame and cemented her role as a Hollywood icon despite being still a teenager. However, she failed to live up to her star billing self-destructing and finally succumbing to her life-long addiction to prescription drugs. She died from an accidental barbiturate overdose in London in 1969 at the age of 47.