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Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher sent a cow’s tongue to a Hollywood producer who harassed her friend

Mayer Nissim October 17, 2017
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Carrie Fisher and a cow tongue

Carrie Fisher and a cow tongue (Kevin Winter/BORIS ROESSLER/AFP/Getty Images)

During her lifetime, Carrie Fisher was known to be a great friend, fierce LGBT ally and outspoken hero who wasn’t afraid to take on the Hollywood machine.

And that was confirmed this week by her friend Heather Robinson, who opened up about her experience of sexual assault at the hands of a Hollywood producer in 2000.

A number of women and men have spoken out about the culture of sexual harassment in Hollywood, after serious allegations were made by several actors and models against Harvey Weinstein.

Robinson, a screenwriter who also goes by the name Heather Ross, spoke to 94.9’s Morning Mix in Tuscon, Arizona about what happened – and you can listen to the interview in full below.

Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein (Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images For TWC)

She had agreed to meet a Hollywood producer who has won an Oscar, but not Harvey Weinstein, for lunch.

When they were in the car together he attempted to force himself on her, and she fought him off.

Related: Carrie Fisher fans are calling for Star Wars to give Princess Leia a funeral

“He said, ‘You’ll never make a movie in my town, and get the F out of my car.’” Robinson said.

“It happened so quickly, I felt ashamed. I felt like I had done something.”

When she told her friend Carrie Fisher what happened, she stepped up.

“About two weeks later, [Carrie] sent me a message online and she said, ‘I just saw blank at Sony Studios,” Robinson said.

Carrie Fisher (Getty Images)
Carrie Fisher (Getty Images)

“I knew he would probably be there, so I went to his office and personally delivered a Tiffany box wrapped with a white bow.”

She continued: “I asked her 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!’”

For those listeners who want some insight into the surprise the producer would have had, Ross added: “If you don’t know what a cow tongue looks like, Google it.”

Listen to the interview in full below:

Related topics: Carrie Fisher, Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood, sexual assault

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