Carrie Fisher once stood up for a friend who was sexually harassed by a Hollywood producer

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Oct 16, 2017

We miss Carrie Fisher every day. Since her passing in December 2016, the legacy of the actress and writer has endured in the hearts and minds of many - and there's no doubt that the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which will feature Fisher in her last film role before her death, will be a bittersweet experience for fans. But even in spite of that sadness, there are some posthumous anecdotes we hear that are so quintessentially Carrie that we have to laugh through the tears.

Take her brazenness and her tendency to have her friends' backs, for example. In conversation about the rising allegations surrounding producer Harvey Weinstein, Heather Ross, a friend of Fisher's, shared a story about Fisher's response to another Hollywood producer for his inappropriate behavior.

On the 94.9 Morning Mix in Tucson, Arizona, Ross recounted the experience of her own sexual assault at the hands of another "Oscar-winning producer" - but it was Fisher's idea for how to respond to said producer that most likely left a lasting impression.

According to Ross, Fisher later approached the producer at Sony in order to deliver him a package: "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 added that in addition to the whole thing being Fisher's idea to begin with, she also insisted on not just being present to deliver the "gift" in person - but stood there to watch the producer open it herself.

"That's just how she was," Ross said. "I miss her dearly. She stood up for people."

You can listen to Ross's entire interview with Morning Mix below:

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