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Carrie Fisher’s Memorable Response When a Producer Sexually Assaulted Her Friend

After the New York Times shone a light on the full extent of what Harvey Weinstein had been up to for years and years, a lot of women spoke out about what had happened to them. The producer Heather Ross is one such woman. However, it is interesting to note that her particular tale had a rather unusual but nonetheless heartening conclusion because of her friend, Carrie Fisher, who most people should still remember as Princess Leia Organa from the Star Wars movies. In short, Ross was still starting out in 2000. However, she had managed to befriend some people

Carrie Fisher’s Memorable Response When a Producer Sexually Assaulted Her Friend
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Carrie Fisher Delivered a Cow Tongue to the Producer Who Sexually Assaulted Her Friend

Carrie Fisher Delivered a Cow Tongue to the Producer Who Sexually Assaulted Her Friend
Carrie Fisher may no longer be with us, but her legacy in Hollywood continues to inspire. Fisher’s friend, television producer and director Heather Ross, is one of the many women revealing her own experiences with sexual assault in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. She told Tucson radio program “The Morning Mix” that after an unnamed “Oscar-winning” producer at Sony assaulted her, Fisher went on a revenge mission of her own to defend her friend by hand delivering a cow tongue to her assaulter.

“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 something of yours in a much smaller box,'” Ross said. “It felt validating to know that this woman, who I love as a friend, was not just a fake Hollywood friend.
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Carrie Fisher Sent A Cow Tongue To A Hollywood Sexual Predator Back In The Day

As more stories begin to go public following Hollywood's scandal on Harvey Weinstein, here's another good one of Carrie Fisher sticking up for a friend way back before all this happened. Comicbook reports a friend of Fishers, Heather Ross, was sexually assualted by an unnamed Oscar winning producer in Hollywood all the way back in 2000, and Princess Leia was having none of it. 

According to Ross, Fisher arrived at the producer's office and delivered a severed cow tongue in a Tiffany box and informed the producer that next time he did something like that to anyone, she would be delivering something of his in a much smaller box.

That's pretty damn awesome of Fisher to do, and not the least bit surprising either! If it wasn't obvious after her passing, let it be known now that we need more actresses like her in Hollywood. 
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Carrie Fisher Gave a Cow's Tongue to a Producer Who Sexually Assaulted Her Friend

Carrie Fisher Gave a Cow's Tongue to a Producer Who Sexually Assaulted Her Friend
The late, great Carrie Fisher certainly knew how to get tongues wagging! The iconic actress made movie magic when she fought foes who'd gone to the Dark Side, and in real life it turns out that when it came to defending her friends, the pop culture princess pretty much did the same thing. Emmy-winning director and producer Heather Ross, a longtime friend of the actress, spoke to an Arizona radio station 94.9 MixFM about the prevalence of sexual assault in Hollywood and talked about a time when says that her famous friend came to her defense after she was sexually assaulted by an unnamed Oscar-winning producer (who amazingly enough wasn't Harvey Weinstein). Ross explained that she had attempted to go...
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Carrie Fisher Once Sent a Cow’s Tongue to a Producer After He Sexually Assaulted Her Friend

Carrie Fisher Once Sent a Cow’s Tongue to a Producer After He Sexually Assaulted Her Friend
On screen she fought bad guys from a galaxy far, far away, but during her time on Earth, Carrie Fisher fought bad guys a lot closer to home.

The Star Wars actress’ longtime friend, Heather Ross, opened up to a Tucson, Arizona, radio station 94.9 MixFM about her own experiences with sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood, in the wake of the allegations leveled at producer Harvey Weinstein.

Ross revealed that an unnamed Oscar-winning producer (not Weinstein) had invited her for dinner and, when he picked her up, he pulled the car over and climbed in top of her, pinning her seat.
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Carrie Fisher Once Sent a Cow Tongue Hollywood Producer Her Friend Accused of Sexual Misconduct

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Carrie Fisher Once Sent a Cow Tongue Hollywood Producer Her Friend Accused of Sexual Misconduct
Carrie Fisher’s friend Heather Ross said Monday that the “Star Wars” princess had no tolerance for sexual misconduct in Hollywood.

Speaking on local Tucson, Arizona, station 94.9’s “Morning Mix” show, Ross said that Fisher once sent a cow tongue to a producer who she said had harassed her.

“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 something of yours in a much smaller box.,'” Ross said on the show.
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How Carrie Fisher Got Revenge on Oscar Winner Accused of Sexual Harassment

How Carrie Fisher Got Revenge on Oscar Winner Accused of Sexual Harassment
Carrie Fisher has been a beacon of hope for many who couldn't speak up for themselves out of shame or fear and she continues to do so even after her death. One of Fisher's close friends, screenwriter Heather Ross, recently told a radio station about her own experiences with sexual misconduct in Hollywood while stating that Carrie Fisher took it upon herself to exact revenge on the Academy Award winning Hollywood producer in Ross' honor. The way in which Fisher threatened the producer falls in line with her strength as well as her sense of humor.

Heather Ross called into a Tucson, Arizona radio station to talk about the Sony executive that sexually harassed her back in 2000. The terrible story begins like many of the stories surrounding Harvey Weinstein. Ross explained the encounter in vivid detail, stating that the high powered producer molested her while she was in his parked car.
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Trailer – “Girls On The Wall” (Prison Musical… Sort Of)

The story goes… written and directed by Heather Ross, Girls On The Wall is about a group of incarcerated teenage girls who get a shot at redemption in the most unlikely form: a musical based on their lives. As they write and stage their play, the girls must re-live their crimes, reclaim their humanity, and take a first step toward breaking free of the prison system.

The film will have its theatrical premiere at the Egyptian Theatre, in Los Angeles, next week Wednesday, the 13th, at 7:30Pm. It will also broadcast on PBS stations throughout the first half of 2010.

Check out the film’s website for more info.

Here’s its trailer:
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CIFF 2009: The winners! And our reviews

CIFF 2009: The winners! And our reviews
Tina Mabry's "Mississippi Damned," an independent American production, won the Gold Hugo as the best film in the 2009 Chicago International Film Festival, and added Gold Plaques for best supporting actress (Jossie Thacker) and best screenplay (Mabry). It tells the harrowing story of three black children growing up in rural Mississippi in circumstances of violence and addiction. The film's trailer and an interview with Mabry are linked at the bottom.

Kylee Russell in "Mississippi Damned"

The win came over a crowed field of competitors from all over the world, many of them with much larger budgets. The other big winner at the Pump Room of the Ambassador East awards ceremony Saturday evening was by veteran master Marco Bellocchio of Italy, who won the Silver Hugo as best director for "Vincere," the story of Mussolini's younger brother. Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Filippo Timi won Silver Hugos as best actress and actor,
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