Tonya Harding admits during ABC special she heard talk of planned attack

Lawrence Kim
January 13, 2018

"Obviously, it doesn't work that way, and therefore I've chosen to terminate our business relationship". "Well I read the script initially as a producer but when I read the role I couldn't see anything I had in common with her and that excited me", she said.

Golden denied that the incident ever happened and also said the hairbrush beating Harding described was an isolated incident.

In the special, which aired Thursday night, Harding confessed that she had an inkling of the plan between her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and his friend, Shawn Eckardt, to attack Kerrigan prior to the 1994 Olympics.

Former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding may not have changed her stripes after all. Golden continued. "She's lied so much, she doesn't know what isn't a lie anymore".

"Enough apologizing", Harding said. In fact, she said she basically figured out that her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and his friend, Shawn Eckardt, had likely been behind the plot to attack Kerrigan shortly after she won the US figure skating title. "You see that hard exterior that she's always had in life and in her interviews till this day, you get to understand more the armor that she has and that anger underneath because of the life she had". I mean, my face was bruised. I have my life.

In the movie, Harding was shot and she actually was in real life. "Tonya herself called us trailer trash". AFP/Getty Images American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, left, looks in the direction of teammate Tonya Harding during their practice session before the women's technical program got underway later in the day in Hamar, Norway on February 23, 1994. The gorgeous Australian actress is the star of I, Tonya, a biopic on the American ice skater Tonya Harding, 47, and her fall from grace after fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan, 48, was attacked by associates of her then-husband Jeff Gillooly in 1994.

Here's what you need to know about Tonya Harding. Moments later Harding interrupted her program because of problems with her skates. "All I was trying to do was, and she's a brilliant example of this, is analyze how we are with the media and our consumption of it and how we simplify and victimize people".

Harding isn't backing down from her claims regarding her mother's domestic abuse. Harding, who was charged for hindering the prosecution, was sentenced to three years of probation, 500 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $16,000 fine. In both cases, U.S. Figure Skating and U.S. skating judges made those decisions, and most assuredly wanted Harding to succeed.

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