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Tonya Harding has always said she had no idea what happened to Nancy Kerrigan… until now
Tonya Harding is finally stating once and for all that she was aware of a possible plot to attack one of her fellow competitors ahead of the 1994 Olympic games in the ABC special Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story.
‘I knew something was up,’ says Harding of the clubbing that nearly ended Kerrigan’s career.
She denies playing any role in planning the attack however, which was later revealed to have been set up by her husband Jeff Gillooly and bodyguard Shawn Eckardt, who Harding describes as ‘dumb as a post.’
‘I did, however, overhear them talking about stuff where, “well, maybe we should take somebody out to make sure she gets on the team.” I go what the hell are you talking about?’ confesses Harding, marking the first time she has plainly stated she knew Kerrigan or another American was prone to attack.
Harding later says that she views herself as a ‘pawn’ who ‘paid the ultimate price’ for the assault of her fellow figure skater, which was carried out by hired hand Shane Stant.
‘I’m always the bad person. And I never understood that,’ says Harding.
Nancy Kerrigan says she never got a direct apology from Tonya Harding: