It was the year 2000 and actress Carrie Fisher received a call from her screenwriting friend, Heather Robinson.
Robinson was feeling shocked – she later said she was feeling “ashamed” – because she’d just had lunch with a top Hollywood producer and, while in the car afterwards, he’d tried to force himself onto her.
Fisher was one of the only people Robinson told.
“It happened so quickly that I was ashamed of myself,” Robinson told Arizona radio station 94.9 MixFM last Thursday, in the wake of similar allegations leveled against another film executive Harvey Weinstein.
“I thought that I had done something wrong. I thought that, having lunch or dinner with him, I was asking for it. So I stayed quiet for years, because I didn’t want the retribution.”
So what did Fisher – the woman best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films – do when presented with this information in the year 2000?
If Robinson’s account is anything to go by, Fisher’s response was purely Leia-esque.
Robinson told the Arizona radio station that, two weeks after telling Fisher about the incident, she received an email from the actress saying she'd personally delivered a Tiffany & Co box to Sony studios where the film producer worked.
"[Inside the box] 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'," Robinson said.
And that, right there, should be what any Hollywood executive - or any man in power - thinks about the next time he's contemplating taking advantage of a woman, sexually or otherwise.
A cow's tongue, or something very similar, wrapped up in a sweet sky-blue box. Ribbon and all. Hand delivered by Princess Leia herself.
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