Tonya Harding's Mom Swears She Never Threw a Knife at Daughter

Angelo Anderson
January 13, 2018

While speaking with ABC's Amy Robach, Harding said she figured out her ex-husband and his buddy were behind the attack on Kerrigan.

He added, "L$3 et us not lose sight of the fact that Tonya Harding is no hero". Tonya Harding is no hero. 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.

More specifically, the hitman, Shane Stant, attacked Kerrigan during an Olympic practice and struck her knee. Moments later Harding interrupted her program because of problems with her skates. The incident happened one month before the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Harding, who was charged for hindering the prosecution, was sentenced to three years of probation, 500 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $16,000 fine.

Meanwhile, former Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir slammed the film.

When Kerrigan was asked if the Cobo Arena attack in Detroit is where her popularity came from, she took issue with the implication. In both cases, U.S. Figure Skating and U.S. skating judges made those decisions, and most assuredly wanted Harding to succeed.

She also spent a fair amount of time at the Globes trying to rewrite Tonya's biographical history.


Harding was banned from participating in any event sponsored by U.S.F.S.A. and stripped of her World Championship title, though she denied she had anything to do with the hitman for 24 years. Steve Slocum, AP Tonya Harding's coach Diane Rawlinson speaks to reporters outside her home. Kerrigan recovered and competed, winning a silver medal.

Starring Margot Robbie as Harding, the film, which had a limited release in December and opens nationwide on January 19, depicts Harding's success on the ice as well as her experiences outside the rink, which were filled with physical, verbal and emotional abuse by her mother, LaVona "Sandy" Golden (Allison Janney, who won a Golden Globe for the role), as well as Gillooly (Sebastian Stan). "I felt a sort of, 'Oh thank god, I can just make her up.' I would have asked her a million questions had I met her". "It was a steak knife". "We had a lovely new trailer", Golden said.

"Why would I throw a steak knife at anybody?"

She recently told ABC News, "I knew that something was up".

Harding has always maintained she knew nothing about Gillooly's plans to harm her rival.

"I would have coffee and sometimes I would put brandy flavoring in it", Golden said.

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