Judy Garland molested on sets of 'Wizard of Oz'

09 Feb 2017 | By Vaneet Randhawa

Judy Garland's ex-husband Sid Luft's posthumous memoir has stunned the world with its claims that Garland was sexually harassed in "The Wizard of Oz" by the actors who portrayed the Munchkins.

The alleged molestation was revealed in Luft's newly published book "Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland."

Judy Garland was 16 years old when the movie was being made.

In context: Hollywood's unglamorous tale of child abuse

IntroductionHistory of child abuse in Hollywood

1970s: Roman Polanski charged on five counts.

1980s: Bob Villard, a children's agent who represented Leonardo DiCaprio, Director Victor Salva were convicted for molestation.

1990s: Actress Thandie Newton, and Dylan Farrow were reportedly abused.

2000s: Bob Villard, Jason Michael Handy, Martin Weiss, Jason Michael Handy, were notable names embroiled in sexual harassment cases.

22 May 2016Elijah Wood speaks of child abuse in Hollywood

Actor Elijah Wood revealed that "Hollywood is in the grip of a child sexual abuse scandal similar to that of Jimmy Savile in Britain".

He said that the industry protected the pedophiles and that the powerful figures in the movie business took advantage of that.

He said child actors were regularly "preyed upon" at parties by industry figures.

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09 Feb 2017Judy Garland molested on sets of 'Wizard of Oz'

Luft says the 'Munchkins' were 'sex-mad hell raisers'

Luft revealed that the 124 actors hired by MGM as Munchkins for the 1939 movie would try to put their hands under her dress and raise hell at the hotel they stayed and were warded off by fishnets by the police.