What Nancy Kerrigan thinks of 'I, Tonya'


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. Steve Slocum, AP Shawn Eric Eckardt (L), bodyguard of figure skater Tonya Harding, and fellow defendant Derrick Smith (R) are joined by Smith's attorney Robert Goffredi as they face Judge Donald Londer during their arraignment on charges of conspiracy to commit assault in the attack on skater Nancy Kerrigan. "But until that time, we've been very consistent - and as you can imagine I'm getting calls from everybody under the sun from all around the world - so just to be consistent we're really not saying anything at this point". "Because you know how much that it had to have hurt".

He added, "If we're going to applaud anybody, it should be Nancy Kerrigan, who is the victim of assault and rose up and earned an Olympic medal by working hard and not using a club to get ahead". "Any of us could have won, any of us could have failed".

Harding reemerged on the national scene as a the result of "I, Tonya", a dark comedy based on her career.

Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, hired the hit man who knee-capped Kerrigan in 1994 and Harding pleaded guilty to hindering the prosecution. "I haven't seen the movie".

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"This was, like, a month or two months before [the attack]", Harding continued. Vincent Almavy, AFP U.S. figure skater Tonya Harding reads from a prepared text during a press conference. She had to pay a $160,000 fine and was sentenced to three years' probation and 500 hours community service. Pascal Rondeau, Getty Images U.S. figure skating champion Tonya Harding (R) listens to her coach Diane Rawlinson during a practice session.

Asked by The Boston Globe if she was bothered by Hollywood's portrayal of Harding, Kerrigan said "It's not really part of my life". "Enough apologizing", she said.

Harding is portrayed as both a victim and an aggressor and she surely is both. "I go, 'What the hell are you talking about?'" she said. And I've been nothing several times.

"I am so over the glamorization of a villain simply because she was born on the 'wrong side of the tracks, '" he tweeted.