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“Based on a True Story”… Or Was It? The Real Ed and Lorraine Warren

Ed Warren’s Secret Girl

It appears that just a few weeks after the first film came out in 2013, the top studio executives found out that there were some unsettling allegations against Ed Warren. Reportedly, in the early 1960s, Ed initiated a relationship with an underage girl. To make things even more uncomfortable, Lorraine was completely aware.


Lorraine and Ed Warren. Source: Flickr

The underaged girl, Judith Penney, is now in her 70s and stated in a sworn declaration that she lived in the Warren house for more than 40 years as Ed’s lover. It is unclear whether the studio responded to these disturbing accusations. But the sequels continued to portray the demonologists as a happy couple in a conventional marriage.