When Heather Ross aka Heather Robinson first got to Hollywood she made a few friends in the industry, and two of them impacted her life in very big ways. She recently told the story to a radio station in Tuscon.
One of those people was an Oscar-winning producer who took her to lunch. In what Heather thought would be a very professional meeting. All of their conversation up to that point had strictly been conversation surrounding work and business, that was it.
It wasn’t anything romantic at all, and I was overweight. I felt safe thinking, ‘Okay, I’m overweight, I’m not attractive to these people, I’m not looking to become an actress.
However, when the producer picked Heather up, within minutes he’d pulled the car over, climbed on top of her, and tried to force himself upon her. She managed to fight him off, but he swore to her that she’d never work in ‘his’ town. That statement there shows his sense of entitlement without even hearing what else he said to Heather.
He said, ‘You’ll never make a movie in my town, and get the F out of my car. It happened so quickly, I felt ashamed. I felt like I had done something.
Heather said she felt close enough to Carrie to tell her the story, she was able to confide in her because she cared deeply about Heather’s wellbeing. After hearing what happened to her close friend, Carrie took matters into her own hands.
She was more very protective of me and more scared of my safety than anything.
Once Carrie saw the producer, she had a story of her own for Heather, and it was the kind of thing that really proved how strong and compassionate Carrie was when it came to the women in her life.
She said, ‘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.
What was inside that Tiffany box?
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.
It goes without saying what Carrie was talking about, and if you thought she was incredible before, you have to love her even more now.
With the stories of sexual assault in Hollywood being thrust into the light, we hope some of these women who have been harassed had friends like Carrie in their corner, and if they didn’t before, that they do now.
‘…but I knew him’