The late Carrie Fisher did not take crap from sexual predators, whether they tried to prey on her or her friends. And to make that point clear, she once sent a severed cow's tongue to a lecherous filmmaker. 

The Godfather-style message occurred after Fisher learned that a movie producer (not Harvey Weinstein) assaulted her friend Heather Ross, who contacted the exec hoping to get involved in his latest film project. After picking her up in his car to chat about the job, the producer made an excuse to pull over and then tried to force himself on Ross.

After fighting him off, Ross — who recently retold this story to Tucson, Arizona's radio station 94.9 MixFM — says the producer shouted, "You'll never make a movie in my town and get the F out of my car."

And when she told Fisher about the incident, the 'Star Wars' actor sent a morbid rebuttal. "About two weeks later, she sent me a message online," Ross recalled. "'I just saw [blank] 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.' I asked her what was inside and she said, 'It was a cow tongue from Jerry's Famous Deli in Westwood 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 the cow tongue created a lasting bond with Fisher. "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 Carrie Fisher was. She spoke out and she put things out there in your face."

And if you didn't smarten up, then your 'things' would wind up in a little blue box.

h/t BBC News