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Tonya Harding: After infamous Kerrigan attack, where is she now

Tonya Harding: After infamous Kerrigan attack, where is she now

She was also ordered to surrender her membership to the United States Figure Skating Association, who would end up barring her for life.

Harding has been down all her life, but she's never been out - even turning to boxing in 2003 at sites like Tulsa's Creek Nation Gaming Center, a moment briefly depicted in the film.

She skated over the remorse, the personal accountability.

"At this point, it's so much easier and better to just be ... it's not really part of my life", she said. AFP/Getty Images American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, left, looks in the direction of teammate Tonya Harding during their practice session before the women's technical program got underway later in the day in Hamar, Norway on February 23, 1994.

"If I were representing the team, I think what I would do is enter the room and I would bring a large jar of Vaseline", Policy said.

I, Tonya, which stars Margot Robbie as the title lead and Stan Sebastian as her ex Jeff, hits United Kingdom cinemas on 23 February.

You may have used at least one of these while watching the 1994 Winter Olympics, which you may only remember now as Nancy Kerrigan vs. Tonya Harding. The assailant was later found to have been hired by Harding's first ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and his friend, Shawn Eckardt. 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.

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Gillooly and Eckhardt served 18-month prison sentences for their involvement in the incident. A judge places her on probation for three years and orders her to pay $160,000 in fines and contributions.

But it wasn't long before Piers began asking about the well publicised assault, arranged by her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, which appeared to rattle Tonya somewhat.

On Jan. 6, 1994, during a practice session for the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Kerrigan was clubbed on the right knee with a baton by an assailant. "It makes you cringe, hearing it", Harding said.

Combining the gritty, cinematic intensity of "Boogie Nights" with the goofy self-awareness of "Best In Show", "I, Tonya" rises above its glorified Lifetime movie setup by pulling off an ambitious style aided by a top-notch cast. "I was a liar to everybody but still, 23 years later, finally everybody can just eat crow".

Harding also told ABC News that she is done apologizing.

Amy Robach told Inside Edition that she doesn't believe Harding's her reputation has been rehabilitated, but the skater takes comfort in the fact that "her story is finally being told". I haven't seen the movie. She wants to make amends.


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