Every day, the world learns more and more about the unforgivable amount of sexual assault and harassment inflicted upon actors and actresses by directors, producers, and other Hollywood figures in a position of power, most notably Harvey Weinstein. Unfortunately, it seems that for years so little was done to stop it.
But as it turns out, the late Carrie Fisher did her best to send a message to a movie producer who assaulted her longtime friend, Heather Ross.
While appearing on an Arizona radio show, Ross opened up about a time when a movie producer she declined to name assaulted her in a car. Ross managed to fight him off and get out of the car, only for the producer to yell that she would “never make a movie in my town.”
Ross shared the story with Fisher, and a couple weeks later, Fisher messaged Ross to tell her that she saw went to the producer’s office and left him a Tiffany box wrapped in a white bow. Inside the box was a cow tongue Fisher had picked up from a restaurant in Los Angeles.
Along with the cow tongue, Fisher left a note addressed to the producer that read: “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 says that knowing she had a friend like Fisher made the situation a lot easier to handle.
“It felt validating to know, ‘Okay, first of all, this woman who I love as a friend was not just a fake Hollywood friend,'” Ross shared. “That’s who she was. She spoke out and she put things out there in your face.”
Every day it seems like more and more actresses are coming out with stories about being assaulted, including some of the biggest names in Hollywood. One of the worst parts is hearing how many of them felt helpless to do anything.
But it’s good to know that at least one person was doing something to stop it, and it’s not at all surprising to find out that Fisher was one of those people.