'Sex crazed Judy Garland grabbed my crotch during limo ride', says star's personal assistant
Late actress Judy Garland was so sex-obsessed that she once reportedly grabbed the crotch of her female personal assistant in the back of a limousine. Stevie Phillips, the actress' personal assistant, recently opened up about the #MeToo moment she experienced with her former boss.
She said that she had come to resent her, which started with having to drive her to and fro from hotels and airports throughout the day, which were getting "too tedious to endure". It was during one of those trips that Judy allegedly sexually abused her, Stevie claimed in a 2015 memoir.
"Her hand began a trip from my knee, where she had placed it when the car lurched, to my crotch," she said. "Her move wasn't inadvertent. Judy did nothing inadvertently."
Stevie added, "The idea of being intimate with Judy revolted me. I wanted to reject her. And it wasn't just because she was a woman, although a relationship with another woman did not interest me. It was because I didn't like her."
Stevie recalled how afraid she was to block her boss' actions, lest she lost her job. However, she eventually gathered up the courage to remove the actress' hand from her private parts and place it back on her lap with a smile.
In other instances, Judy's sexual aggression came out through physical assaults. Her assistant recounted how she could only watch in astonishment as her boss attacked a woman with whose husband she was carrying out an affair in 1963 at the Savoy. "Both were bleeding, gowns torn. almost naked in the fifth-floor corridor," she said.
In another incident, Judy stood on her hotel balcony wearing just lingerie, singing her famed 'Wizard of Oz' number to a crowd of men. The men could not tell that the actress was crying as they hooted and hollered at her.
Judy was married five times in her life and accused least two of her five spouses of beating her. She had three children, at least two abortions. At the age of 47, well into her fifth marriage and addicted to pills, she overdosed from barbiturates in London in 1969.
A new biopic on her life, titled 'Judy' and starring Renee Zellweger, will be in theatres on September 27.