However, in a special called "Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story" on ABC, Harding finally confessed that that wasn't exactly the case.
Apparently, Tonya Harding's longtime representative quit this week after the two couldn't reach an agreement on what the press can and cannot ask the former figure skater. Rival Tonya Harding's ex-husband and accomplices were convicted for the attack.
Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan in the days before the infamous beatdown. "It popped in my head [that Gillooly and Eckardt were involved]", she said.
Kerrigan was clubbed in the legs with a baton by a masked suspect. 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. The incident happened one month before the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. It was she who squandered the opportunities she was given to win two Olympic medals.
Unfortunately, Harding arrived at both Olympic Games out of shape and unprepared, finishing fourth and eighth, respectively.
Authorities quickly unraveled the plot and arrested Gillooly, Eckhardt and Stant, who all served time for their roles.
In addition, she was banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association. On social media, the Olympic figure skater slammed the movie for the glorification of Harding. For more than 20 years, she denied knowing anything about the scheme. When asked about the film he said, "Our position at this point is to say nothing".
Allison Janney (L) and Tonya Harding attend the after party for the premiere of Neon and 30 WestÕs "I, Tonya" on December 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
The movie was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards. In one instance depicted in the film, Golden throws a steak knife at her daughter, which lodges in Harding's arm.
However, Harding said that she won't be apologizing any more for the incident. "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". "Spanked? Yes, [I] spanked".
"I did, however, overhear them talking about stuff, where, 'Well, maybe we should take somebody out so we can make sure she gets on the team.' And I remember telling them, I go, 'What the hell are you talking about?" Golden continued. "She's lied so much, she doesn't know what isn't a lie anymore".