Carrie Fisher once hand-delivered a cow’s tongue to a Hollywood producer who sexually harassed her friend, according to The Guardian.
The Guardian on Tuesday reported that screenwriter Heather Robinson shared the story about herself and an unnamed, Oscar Award-winner during a recent interview.
Robinson told 94.9 MIXfm last Thursday that the man tried forcing himself on her in his car in 2000.
The screenwriter added that Fisher intervened two weeks after she recounted the incident to the actress.
Fisher personally delivered a Tiffany box containing the tongue to Sony studios, according to Robinson, which is where the executive was based.
“It was a cow’s 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 recalled Fisher telling her in an email after the incident.
“It happened so quickly that I was ashamed of myself,” she added of the encounter. “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.”
Fisher died of cardiac arrest in December 2016, four days after the 60-year-old actress suffered a medical emergency during a flight from London to Los Angeles.
Robinson did not identify the executive Fisher confronted, but she did note that it was not Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Scores of women have accused Weinstein of sexually harassing them this month after The New York Times published an expose detailing some of the allegations against him.
Weinstein has fiercely denied the accusations, but he has since been fired from the company he co-founded and ousted from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
The uproar over the allegations – which stretch back several decades – have since inspired multiple Hollywood women to share similar stories about past sexual harassment issues.