Carrie Fisher Is Still a Hero

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Image via Getty.

There’s been an unending stream of sexual assault stories hitting us over the last week. Let’s take a break to enjoy a story of women defending women, in which one of those women is Princess Leia.

Heather Ross is a screenwriter who was also a close friend of the late, great Carrie Fisher. The Blast reports that Ross called into 94.9 MixFM in Tucson and relayed a story to the hosts of The Morning Mix about how a Sony executive harassed her in 2000. At the time, Ross told Fisher about her harrowing experience, and Fisher decided to give the guy bothering her friend a little gift:

“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.’” Ross explained. “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!’”


A much smaller box.

Ross suggests that if people don’t know what a cow tongue looks like, they Google it.

Carrie Fisher continues to inspire with her creativity, her supportiveness as a friend, and her ability to scare the crap out of men.

Contributing Writer, writing my first book for the Dial Press called The Lonely Hunter, follow me on Twitter @alutkin

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