Tonya Harding Interview: Ice Skater Admits to Knowing About Kerrigan Attack


Tonya Harding is back on the ice as she enjoys another turn in the spotlight.

She describes skating as "wonderful, as long as I'm not on my butt".

"I, Tonya" is first and foremost an Oscar vehicle for star Margot Robbie, whose sheer screen presence lit up the back half of "The Wolf of Wall Street" and was enough to make "Suicide Squad" at least morbidly watchable. "I, Tonya" suggests that, in some ways, it's Tonya who is the victim.

The 1994 attack of Nancy Kerrigan and the subsequent connection to her competitor Tonya Harding remain one of the most dramatic pop culture moments of all time, and now it's an award-winning film.

In the early 1990s, Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding were two of the most famous figure skaters in the world. On Thursday, Michael Rosenberg, Harding's longtime publicist and agent, quit his post as Harding's rep.

"Thank you so much but I think I'm going to have to say have a good night", a clearly annoyed Harding responded.

Morgan, however, was just getting started and refused to subscribe to the narrative that Harding was the true victim, as the film, which delves heavily into her abusive relationships with her mother and ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, contends.

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The president had previously also courted controversy over his singing of the national anthem in May past year . And another added: "The man clearly does not know the words to the National Anthem".

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 U.S. figure skating title.

Harding's home life now is a stark contrast to her scandal-plagued years in the '90s, after an attack on her figure skating rival, Nancy Kerrigan, ultimately resulted in her lifetime ban from American amateur skating.

Business Insider asked Rogers before the movie opened in December if he was motivated at all to get to the bottom of what Harding knew before writing the script. If you're like me, you remember the incident well, but don't quite recall who the perpetrator ended up being. Is she the ice skating super-villain the media would lead you to believe? "You all disrespected me and it hurt".

"Why would I throw a steak knife at anybody?" "Spanked? Yes, [I] spanked", she admitted, adding, "Absolutely, positively you [have] got to show them right from wrong".

LaVona "Sandy" Golden, the estranged mother of disgraced Olympic skater Tonya Harding, is disputing her daughter's allegations of childhood abuse, which have received new attention after the release of the darkly comic biopic I, Tonya.

In a new interview with the Boston Globe, Kerrigan said that she hasn't seen the movie and, frankly, doesn't "really have anything to say about it".

Harding also told ABC News that she is done apologizing. And that they weren't even shown in full: "People don't understand that what you guys see in the movie is nothing", she said. "In a review headlined, "'I, Tonya.' I Punching Bag. "I was a liar to everybody but still, 23 years later, finally everybody can just eat crow". The screenplay is closely inspired by interviews done with the real people involved in the saga, including Tonya herself.