She also spent a fair amount of time at the Globes trying to rewrite Tonya's biographical history. It was she who squandered the opportunities she was given to win two Olympic medals. "I don't think the figure skating world embraced her or wanted her to succeed because they didn't think she represented the kind of woman they wanted to represent the figure skating community, that they wanted to represent America".
Weir continued, "People often forget that while Tonya Harding had a very abusive childhood and grew up with not a lot of money, Nancy Kerrigan didn't have a lot of money either". AP Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan smiles as she takes her seat for a news conference following being attacked after practice for the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Harding pleaded guilty in Portland Wednesday to a conspiracy charge in the attack on Nancy Kerrigan.
Rosenberg, the agent who was representing Harding during the "I, Tonya" promotional tour, dumped the skater after revealing on social media her demand that journalists pay a $25,000 fine if they ask about the January 1994 attack on Kerrigan. "I go, 'What the hell are you talking about?'" she said. Simon Bruty, Getty Images Jeff Gillooy, ex-husband of figure skater Tonya Harding, is escorted out of the Federal Bureau of Investigation office after surrendering shortly after a warrant for his arrest was issued.
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In addition, she was banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association.
News cameras captured Kerrigan wailing in pain after the attack.
"I was at the national [figure skating] championships this week so I didn't watch the Golden Globes", Kerrigan said. Steve Slocum, AP Tonya Harding's coach Diane Rawlinson speaks to reporters outside her home.
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You remember the incident, when two goons break Kerrigan's kneecap, which midway through the film ex-husband Jeff Gillooly tells the audience, "This is what you came for, isn't it?" "That's it", she said.
"I am so over the glamorization of a villain simply because she was born on the 'wrong side of the tracks, '" he tweeted. Golden said. "She's lied so much she doesn't know what isn't a lie anymore".
Harding has always maintained she knew nothing about Gillooly's plans to harm her rival.
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