Movies | October 17, 2017 10:54 am

Carrie Fisher Sent a Cow Tongue to a Producer Accused of Sexual Assault

'She stood up for people...she put things out there and in your face.'

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Honoree Carrie Fisher attends the U.S.-Ireland Alliance's Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on February 19, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for US-IRELAND ALLIANCE)

Heather Ross, a longtime friend of the late Carrie Fisher, phoned into a Tuscon radio station this week to discuss claims of sexual assault and harassment made against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Ross spoke about her experience with a different, unnamed Oscar-winning producer who picked her up in 2000, then pulled the car over and pinned her down against the car seat.

After sharing this information with Fisher, Ross said, she took it upon herself to pay a message worthy of a Godfather spin-off.

“About two weeks later, she [Fisher] sent me a message online and she said, ‘I just saw (blank) at Sony Studios,’” Ross recalled. ”’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 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 said this was “just how” Fisher was: “I miss her dearly. She stood up for people…she put things out there and in your face.”