Screenwriter Heather Robinson called into Arizona radio show “Morning Mix” to talk about sexual misconduct, which is particularly relevant at the moment in the wake of the abuse allegations levelled against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Ross told Tucson radio station 94.9 on Monday about how Fisher stood up to a producer after Ross disclosed to her that she’d been assaulted by “an Oscar-winning producer”.
The late Carrie Fisher, known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, personally delivered a cow’s tongue to a Hollywood producer after learning he assaulted her friend.
Many have felt the absence of Carrie Fisher since her untimely passing in December 2016, but her legacy as a fearless defender of women continues to thrive.
“[Carrie] was true”, Ross said.
Honoree Carrie Fisher attends the US-Ireland Aliiance’s Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot on February 19, 2015 in Santa Monica, California.
She didn’t know how to react when the producer physically pinned her down in his vehicle. “I literally ran. I didn’t know what this guy was going to do to me”.
“Jack would say, “Mummy I don’t have to poo in a box again do I?’ And I would say ‘yes, do it”, she told Corden. “I have my own experiences that have come back to me very vividly and I find it really hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate a lot of the feelings that I’ve been having about. the guilt for not speaking up earlier”. When I had the chance to meet her, she told me that I was attractive and one day, I’d find a Han Solo so then I could be a Leia too, not just a Carrie. “I was asking for it'”. So I stayed quiet for years, I didn’t want the retribution. She did that all on her own, I never even asked for anything.
At this point, you might be wondering just how Carrie Fisher factors into this. And his left hand was on my chest by my neck, holding me down, ‘ she added. George Lucas refused to let her wear a bra because of “space” and then put her in a metal bikini in Return of the Jedi.