A jubilant Tonya Harding is acknowledged by the crowd as she comes out of her successful triple axel on her way to winning the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Feb. 16, 1991, in Minneapolis.
We're supposed to feel sorry for Harding because she grew up poor and had an abusive mother. Since then, she's had a stormy ride in and out of the public eye.
In a new interview with the Boston Globe, Kerrigan admits she has not seen the movie, and doesn't "really have anything to say about it".
It wasn't long ago that Harding was nearly universally loathed as a pariah because of - well, you know - that thing about her being involved with a thug taking a baton to Kerrigan's knee in a failed attempt to knock her out of Olympic competition.
When Robach asks whether she thought about those overheard comments when Kerrigan was later attacked, Harding says she didn't at the time, though she remembered them "two or three days later". The man was later found to have been hired by Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and his friend, Shawn Eckardt. Gillooly is accused of threatening Harding during their marriage.
Morgan was quizzing the retired figure skater about her involvement on the attack when she threatened to end the interview. January 26-27, 1994: Gillooly confesses to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, implicating himself, Harding, Eckardt, Smith and Shane Stant.
"I have taken a few hard falls and stuff", she said.
In terms of winners and losers, Kerrigan still came out on top, but Harding's raw talent and drive deserved to be recognized in a great film since they're not likely to in any other way. February 1, 1994: Gillooly pleads guilty to racketeering in exchange for a 24-month sentence February 10, 1994: Harding sues U.S. Olympic Committee to stop a planned hearing to discuss whether she should participate in the Olympics.
Harding said she wouldn't change a thing about her life. Harding will skate in the Olympics. Kerrigan was able to compete in the Olympics, however, and won silver, while Harding finished eighth. March 16, 1994: Harding pleads guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution. She said she also didn't watch the Golden Globes, because she was in San Jose for the US national figure skating championships. Vincent Almavy, AFP U.S. figure skater Tonya Harding reads from a prepared text during a press conference. July 13, 1994: Gillooly is sentenced to two years in jail and fined $100,000 for racketeering.
The movie puts us in Harding's corner early, as we meet her abrasive, frequently married, frequently single mother LaVona Golden.