AceShowbiz - Carrie Fisher would've spoken up against Harvey Weinstein if she had been still alive today. The "Star Wars" actress once defended her friend who was sexually harassed by a producer and she did show it in an action.
Fisher's longtime friend Heather Ross opened up about her own experience with sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood in the wake of Weinstein scandal. She told a Tucson, Arizona, radio station 94.9 MixFM that in 2000 an unnamed Oscar-winning producer had invited her for dinner and when he picked her up, he pulled the car over and climbed in top on her, pinning her seat.
Ross, who is a screenwriter, said she managed to push the producer away and fled, but the producer told her, "You'll never make a movie in my town and get the F out of my car." Ross then shared the story with her friend Fisher.
"About two weeks later, (Fisher) sent me a message online and she said, 'I just saw (him) 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,' " Ross recalled.
She continued, "I asked her what was inside and she said, '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!' ' "
Knowing that Fisher had her back left an impact on Ross. She said, "It felt validating to know, 'Okay, first of all, this woman who I love as a friend was not just a fake Hollywood friend.' That's who she was. She spoke out and she put things out there in your face."
While the producer who assaulted Ross was not identified, a number of actresses have come up with sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein. Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lea Seydoux were among the victims.