How Carrie Fisher Took Revenge on the Studio Executive Who Sexually Harassed Her Friend
There’s a lot to miss about the late, incomparably great Carrie Fisher: Her delightful screen presence, her sharp contributions to screenwriting, her brilliant wit and unapologetic candor, and her advocacy for those suffering from mental health problems and addiction. She was, for lack of a better word, a badass. And the legend of her awesomeness lives on through those who loved her, like Heather Ross — a screenwriter and friend of Fisher’s, who recently shared an amazing story about the time she was sexually harassed by a studio executive, and the artist occasionally known as
Princess General Leia exacted revenge on her behalf.
Ross called into a local Tucson radio station morning show (via The Blast) and shared a really incredible memory of Fisher. Back in 2000, Ross says she was sexually harassed by an unnamed studio executive. When she told Fisher about it, the actress went above and beyond the call of friendship:
About two weeks later, she sent me a message online and she said, ‘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 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 (clears throat) something of yours in a much smaller box!’
It’s just another great example of what a badass Fisher was — and what an inspiration she continues to be.