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Hero-Princess-General Carrie Fisher Once Delivered a Cow Tongue to a Predatory Hollywood Exec

"She stood up for people."

Even after her death, stories about Carrie Fisher’s feistiness and commitment to her causes continue to emerge. Heather Ross (maiden name Robinson), a screenwriter and producer who knew Fisher, recently shared yet another one, this time related to Hollywood’s epidemic of sexual harassment and assault.

(Content warning: Ross shares some pretty explicit details of her attack in the audio below, so only listen if you’re in the right place to hear those.)

Calling into KMXZ Tucson, Ross related a disturbing story of sexual assault by an Oscar-winning producer (not Harvey Weinstein), whom she chose not to name. After she escaped the car where he’d trapped her, she told her mother and some friends what had happened.

“Did anybody want to take action?” asked the hosts. “Did they want to go after this guy?”

“Carrie Fisher,” Ross replied. “A lot of people said, in the news after her passing, that she was like a mother figure, and she took care of people—which she did, and I was one of many. And when I told her about this—I sent her a message, I was like, ‘You’re never gonna believe what happened’—she was very protective of me, and more scared for my safety than anything.”

“And after that fear wore off, about two weeks later, she sent me a message online, she was like, ‘I just saw [blank] 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.’ I asked her, ‘Okay, what was inside?’ and she 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!‘ And I about died.”

“That’s just how she was,” Ross said, “and I miss her dearly. She stood up for people … That’s what Carrie Fisher was. She spoke out, and she put things out there in your face.”

We’ll miss you forever, General.

(via Jezebel and Mashable, image: Amazon)

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