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In the wake of the numerous sexual harassment allegations directed towards producer Harvey Weinstein, other actresses and women working in the entertainment industry have stepped forward to share their own experiences of sexual harassment from men. However, one of these women says she had Carrie Fisher looking after her in one instance, as a new story has surfaced where the actress reportedly sent a cow tongue to a producer who had made unwanted advances towards this friend, along with a warning on what would happen if he continued to behave so inappropriately.
Heather Ross, who has worked on many movies and TV shows, revealed in a recent appearance on The Morning Mix that she was sexually harassed by an Oscar-winning producer. When Carrie Fisher, who Ross first met in an online chatroom, discovered what had happened to her friend, her protective instincts kicked in, and two weeks later, she told Ross that when she spotted this unnamed producer at Sony Studios, she personally dropped off a Tiffany box wrapped with a white bow. When Ross asked Fisher what was in the box, here's what the actress said:
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.'
According to Heather Ross, Carrie Fisher also stuck around to watch this producer see the box's contents and read the note. Ross added that Fisher wasn't a fake Hollywood friend, and that she stood up for the people who were important to her. In Ross' words:
She did that all on her own. I never even asked for anything, that was all her. But that's what Carrie Fisher was. She spoke out and she put things out there in your face.
It's been nearly a year since Carrie Fisher unexpectedly passed away, but this is just the latest story revolving around the late Star Wars actress that has been passed along since the start of 2017, recent examples including why dating was difficult for her after Star Wars and how she helped actor Corey Feldman. More than 30 years after Return of the Jedi's release, Fisher reprised Princess Leia Organa for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and along with returning for The Last Jedi, she was supposed to have an especially prominent role in 2019's Episode IX. Along with her work in front of the camera, Fisher was also an accomplished writer, which included her original work and doctoring other scripts.