Tonya Harding's Mom Disputes Knife Throwing Incident Depicted in 'I, Tonya'

Tonya Harding's Mom Disputes Knife Throwing Incident Depicted in 'I, Tonya'

Tonya Harding is back on the ice as she enjoys another turn in the spotlight.

The New York Times yesterday ran an interview on Harding: "Tonya Harding Would Like Her Apology Now".

"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.' I go, 'What the hell are you talking about?'"

"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" suggests that, in some ways, it's Tonya who is the victim.

Their conversation eventually cooled down a bit, with Harding continuing to deny she had anything to do with the 1994 attack on Kerrigan, in which she was beat with a police baton just one day before the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. "I was a liar to everybody but still, 23 years later, finally everybody can just eat crow".

Harding, recently admitted to having knowledge of the attack, in the TV documentary Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story. While Harding did go on to compete in the Olympics that year, the incident ultimately ended her career as a skater, and oddly launched her into mild stardom as a boxer. She said she also didn't watch the Golden Globes, because she was in San Jose for the USA national figure skating championships. "That's it", she said.

The former figure skater will talk about the tumultuous relationship she had with both her mother, LaVona "Sandy" Golden, and her now-ex-husband Jeff Gillooly.

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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.

Piers being Piers, tried to get the final word in and reiterated his confusion, asking if she was terminating the interview because she wouldn't accept who the real victim was.

"I really have nothing to say about it". 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.

Harding was also banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association.

She is the rare figure skater to be sent to not one, but two Olympic Games - the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France, followed by the 1994 Games in Lillehammer, Norway. The man was later found to have been hired by Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and his friend, Shawn Eckardt.

In 1986, I was a reporter for Sports Illustrated and attended my first figure skating event in NY, which was also Tonya Harding's first national championship.

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