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When Carrie Fisher's friend was sexually harassed she responded like an organised crime boss.

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.

Carrie Fisher in 2013. (Photo via Getty Images)

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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