'If you ever touch any other woman again, the next delivery will be something of yours in a much smaller box!'
Since Harvey Weinstein‘s predatory past surfaced in a New York Times investigation this month, increasing numbers of women have been coming forward to share their own experiences of sexual harassment in Hollywood.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Kate Beckinsale are all among those to accuse Harvey Weinstein of harassment, while actresses like Courtney Love explained how they tried to speak out about the producer at the time but were silenced.
‘Although I wasn’t one of his victims, I was eternally banned by CAA [Creative Artists Agency] for speaking out against #HarveyWeinstein,’ Courtney explained.
Even if they weren’t allowed to talk about the harassment, it seems that some Hollywood actresses still found ways of warning their attackers, with the late Carrie Fisher reportedly sending an unnamed producer a very gruesome message back in the day, after he assaulted her friend.
Hollywood’s Heather Ross was a close friend of Fisher and one of the women who has now spoken out about being sexually assaulted by a predatory producer, who she has confirmed is not Weinstein.
Heather was reportedly in a car with the producer when he forced himself on her, and when she managed to flee the scene, he is said to have told her, ‘You’ll never make a movie in my town and get the fuck out of my car.’
‘It happened so quickly that I was ashamed of myself, I thought I did something wrong and I kept quiet for years,’ Heather explained this week on US radio station 94.9 MixFM, before explaining that she had confided in her good friend Carrie Fisher at the time.
‘About two weeks later, she sent me a message online and 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,”‘ Heather recounted.
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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!”‘
Speaking of the support, Heather explained, ‘It felt validating to know, OK, first of all, this woman who I love as a friend was not just a fake Hollywood friend. That’s who Carrie Fisher was. She spoke out and she put things out there in your face.’
All hail Carrie Fisher.