A heroic princess in real life, too! Star War’s Carrie Fisher once sent a cow’s tongue to a predatory producer after he sexually assaulted her friend, screenwriter Heather Ross.
During an interview with 94.9 MIXfm, Ross revealed that an unnamed Award-winning producer climbed on top of her in a car and allegedly began making unwanted sexual advances. The screenwriter said that she pushed the producer off her, but as she got away the man shouted, “You’ll never make a movie in my town … Get the F out of my car!”
Later, the writer confided in Fisher, who took matters into her own hands. “About two weeks later, she sent me a message online and said, ‘I just saw [him] at Sony Studios. I knew he would probably be there, so I went to his office and personally delivered a Tiffany box wrapped with a white bow,'” Ross said about the actress, known for her iconic role as Princess Leia, who died at the age of 60 in December 2016 after suffering cardiac arrest.
“I asked her what was inside and she said, ‘It was a cow tongue from Jerry’s Famous Deli in Westwood with a note that said, ‘If you ever touch my darling Heather or any other woman again, the next delivery will be something of yours in a much smaller box!'” Ross said.
“It felt validating to know … this woman who I love as a friend was not just a fake Hollywood friend. That’s who she was,” she continued. “She spoke out and put things out there in your face.”
Though the screenwriter did not name the producer, she said he was not Harvey Weinstein.
This revelation comes amid Weinstein’s scandal. The infamous Hollywood producer accussed by more than 30 women of sexual assault and harassment, has since been fired from The Weinstein Company and removed from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. In addition, the former executive’s wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, has left him.