Of the many shocking stories surfacing about alleged sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, one of the more surprising (yet hopeful) involves Carrie Fisher—the actress who played Princess Leia in Star Wars.
No, she was not one of the women assaulted by Harvey, but she did come to the defense of her female friend who claimed she was sexually harassed by an unnamed Hollywood producer.
Carrie’s friend, Heather Ross, recently revealed how Carrie came to her aid by sending the producer a “gift.”
“It was a cow tongue from Jerry’s Famous Deli 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,’” recounted Heather in the wake of the Weinstein scandal.
Fisher allegedly delivered the tongue personally to the man and watched him open it—she’s always been known for her moxie both on and off the studio set.
Heather, who works in the film industry, says she met with the producer in the hopes of getting a job in his next project.
After speaking numerous times, they agreed to meet in person for the first time.
“I felt safe thinking, ‘I’m overweight, I’m not attractive to these people, I’m not looking to become an actress,”’ Ross said.
Carrie Fisher once gave a big predatory Hollywood producer a real cow tongue wrapped in a luxury Tiffany box, with a savage warning note: pic.twitter.com/G7eCdfSzto
— Aaron Vallely (@Vallmeister) October 17, 2017
However, Heather alleges that, once they were in his car, he pulled to a stop, reclined her seat, and then forced himself onto her.
“When it happened, it happened so quickly that I was ashamed of myself. I thought I did something wrong. And I thought, ‘Well, maybe by meeting up with him… I was asking for it.’”
“Carrie Fisher, a lot of people said in the news after her passing that she was like a mother figure, that she took care of people, which she did,” said Ross.
“She was very protective of me and more scared for my safety than anything. After that fear wore off about two weeks later, she sent me a message online. She was like, ‘I just saw (the producer) at Sony Studios. I knew he would probably be there so I went to his office and personally delivered a Tiffany’s box wrapped with a white bow.’”
Carrie Fisher’s performance in Star Wars became a catalyst for her inevitable fame, though one racy scene in “The Empire Strikes Back” is a constant reminder of how times have changed regarding gender roles.
In the scene, Carrie is approached by Han Solo (Harrison Ford) who shows obvious sexual interest in her, but she plays coy, resisting his initial advances, yet Harrison persists and imposes a kiss onto her lips, at which point the “Princess” seems quite content with it.