There have been a lot of terrible stories about Harvey Weinstein the past few days. The American film producer and executive had been accused of sexual harassment, assault, and rape by a number of women this month, and the co-founder of the Miramax and The Weinstein Company was ousted from his company, expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and denounced by politicians he had formerly supported.
Speaking with 94.9 FM in Arizona, Heather Ross opened up about how Carrie Fisher stood up for her back in 2000 when she had come close to being assaulted by Weinstein. After escaping sexual harassment and assault from Weinstein, Ross immediately spoke with Fisher, and the Star Wars legend decided to give the terrible man a little gift.
"About two weeks later, she sent me a message online and said, ‘I just saw [him] at Sony studios,'" Ross tried to remember."[Fisher said] I knew he would probably be there, so I went to his office and personally delivered a Tiffany box wrapped with a white bow."
Ross then learned that Fisher had actually gifted the executive producer with a cow tongue, warning Weinstein about coming near Heather or any other woman.
"It was a cow tongue from Jerry's Famous Deli in Westwood 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!'" Ross recalled.
Fisher had always been a strong, fierce woman. It's such a shame that the Star Wars legend wasn't able to live to see Weinstein's fall.
Star Wars fans will get to see Fisher's last performance as General Organa in Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15, 2017.