Hollywood legend Judy Garland was molested by her co-stars while working on "The Wizard of Oz," according to her ex-husband Sid Luft.
Luft made allegations about Garland's struggles on the set of the movie in his new book, "Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland." In it, he claims she was groped by several actors who played Munchkins during the film's production.
In the book, he writes,
The alleged abuse makes sense given rumors of debaucherous behavior on the set of the film. During an interview in 1967, Jack Parr famously recalled alcoholism being a major problem for actors in the movie, saying,
There are those, however, who deny this behavior ever got out of control.
During an interview in 2009, actress and fellow "The Wizard of Oz" alum Margaret Pellegrini was insistent things weren't as bad as the rumors suggested, saying,
As much as Garland will always be remembered as one of Hollywood's biggest stars, her off-screen life serves as a cautionary tale for child stars and anybody trying to get into the industry.
In Luft's book, he talks about how Garland unsuccessfully tried to commit suicide by slashing her own throat:
Luft was Garland's third husband. She died in 1969 at the age of 47.