Our book, The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney told this story about Mickey Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor. When the New York Post saw our book galleys, they released the story on Page Six. It then exploded across the world including The London Daily Mail and on television news shows everywhere.

First, our book is NOT a tell all. We were fortunate to get to know most of the wonderful Rooney family including his great wife Jan, his daughters Kelly and Kerry, his sons including the late Teddy-who gave us interviews before his untimely death and other family members. We carefully included only thrice sourced material that was carefully vetted by our editors at Simon & Schuster. We wanted to offer a comprehensive, historical biography of one of the greatest film stars, Mickey Rooney without any whitewashing and accurate. In the nearly 700 pages, I hope we accomplished this.

This story about Micjet being caught by his second wife when he was being sexual with Elizabeth Taylor when she was 14 is 100% true.

We included the story mostly due to the fact that this event was seminal to Rooney’s life and career. It spelled the end of his career st MGM as This was the straw that broke Louis Mayer’s back. He was fed up with Mickey and after the war, Mickey had become passé. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

The story was verified by several sources and by visual evidence. Our book was from Simon & Schuster and you can be assured that their legal team vetted this claim scrupulously.

So here is the story from The London Daily Mail, that you can be assured- is absolutely true. The full account and the backstory is in our book, The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney sold everywhere from Simon & Schuster.

Here is the story that appeared in The London Daily Mail:

Mickey Rooney ‘had an affair with Elizabeth Taylor when she was just 14 and he was in his mid-20s’ as revealed in new tell-all book

By Dailymail.com Reporter

03:37 EST 10 Oct 2015, updated 06:14 EST 11 Oct 2015

Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney allegedly had an affair with Elizabeth Taylor when she was only 14-years-old and he was a married man in his mid-20s, a new biography about the late actor claims.

According to authors Richard A. Lertzman and William J. Birnes, Mickey’s second wife Betty Jane found the actor in a compromising position with the young starlet and soon divorced him.

The claims are documented in the authors’ new book, In The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney, reports Page Six

Romance revealed: Mickey Rooney reportedly had an affair with Elizabeth Taylor when she was only 14-years-old and he was in his mid-20s according to a new bio on the actor; the two were pictured in LA in 1947 – just before Elizabeth’s 15th birthday

Taylor and Rooney starred together in National Velvet in 1944.

Elizabeth was only 14-years-old at the time of the alleged affair with Rooney, who was then in his mid-20s.

Pam McClenathan, a friend and caregiver to the actor’s second wife, Betty Jane, told the authors that Betty Jane had gone to visit her husband at an Los Angeles studio one day.

When Betty Jane reached his dressing room, she found Elizabeth and Mickey together.

‘When she opened the door to the dressing room, Elizabeth Taylor was on her knees giving Mickey a b***w job. After that, all hell broke loose,’ McClenathan added.

Betty Jane ‘got a top attorney and big settlement, but [she] really was not happy after that. She wanted a faithful husband.’

Sharing the screen: Elizabeth and Mickey starred in 1944’s National Velvet together

Sharing the screen: Elizabeth and Mickey starred in 1944’s National Velvet together

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton star in 1963 film Cleopatra

Betty Jane, who divorced Mickey in 1949, was a backup singer for legendary musicians, such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Sam Cooke.

The book  claims that Betty had asked to be paid $15,000 per year for 15 years, plus $12,000 in medical and legal costs.

However, she drew back her agreement after her attorney had claimed her ex was fraudulently ‘hiding his real income and assets.’

Following, Betty received $25,000 in a cash settlement.

Married: The entertainer was married to Betty Jane, left, at the time – pictured here in 1946

‘We just weren’t compatibly compatible,’ Mickey said of his relationship with Betty, as quoted by Page Six.

Mickey passed away at 93-years-old in 2014 and Elizabeth passed at 79-years-old in 2011.

Mickey was later married to Ava Gardner, Martha Vickers and Marge Lane.

Elizabeth was married to Larry Fortensky, John Warner, Richard Burton (twice), Eddie Fisher, Mike Todd, Michael Wilding, and Conrad Hilton, Jr.

Elizabeth was one of the biggest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age and is most known for films such as Cat On a Hot Tin Roof and Cleopatra.

Mickey was known for films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and also performed on Broadway and vaudeville.

By the way, Mickey and Elizabeth remained friends for life.