Judy Garland became a Hollywood icon from her role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz
Sid Luft – who died in 2005 – made the shocking claims in his unfinished book that was recently discovered.
The Hollywood icon was 16-years-old when she played Dorothy in the classic 1939 movie and Sid claimed her life was “miserable” on set because of the sexual assaults.
“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 40 or more years old," Sid said in the book – according to The Sun.
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Judy Garland with her third husband Sid Luft
The child star felt the pressures of early stardom which sent her to a psychiatrist at the age of 18.
After a living a life addicted to prescription drugs, the actress died aged 47 in 1969 with the inquest stating her cause of death was “an incautious self-overdosage”.
Judy was married to Sid for 13 years from 1952 and they had a daughter Lorna and son Joey together before getting divorced in 1965.
Sid was Judy’s third husband out of a total five and he witnessed her become a huge star after Wizard of Oz but also saw her descent.
His unfinished book was discovered a year ago among his archives and is now published and enitlited Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland.
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It also detailed Judy’s life-long struggle with drugs, Sid wrote: “She was married to the drugs before she met me, and she never really got divorced.
“Judy admitted she felt she grew inches when she took Benzedrine.”
Extracts from the book also claimed Judy attempted suicide by slashing her own throat and wrists with a razor.
In one passage he recalled returning home to find a horrifying scene.
He wrote: “Judy had cut her throat with a razor blade….What demons inhabited her soul just when life seemed so rich and productive?”