As the movie, I, Tonya, shows, Harding was beaten as a child by her mother, LaVona "Sandy" Golden, and then hit by her ex-husband during their marriage.
"Enough apologizing", Harding said. The two are the subjects of the critically acclaimed new movie " I, Tonya".
Golden admitted to using a hairbrush to "spank" Harding at a competition, but denied she was habitually abusive toward Harding.
Meanwhile, former Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir slammed the film. I mean, my face was bruised.
Unfortunately, Harding arrived at both Olympic Games out of shape and unprepared, finishing fourth and eighth, respectively.More news: Tufton Capital Management Acquires 3505 Shares of QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)
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THR caught up with Gillespie on the red carpet where he addressed some of the backlash the film has been getting because some outlets have mistaken the film's message as praise for Harding and the crime that was committed when her peer Nancy Kerrigan was attacked. "You see that hard exterior that she's always had in life and in her interviews till this day, you get to understand more the armor that she has and that anger underneath because of the life she had". Later, authorities discovered that Harding's ex-husband and bodyguard masterminded the attack in hopes of improving Harding's chances at the US Trials and the Olympics. HollywoodLife.com caught up with Margot on January 13 where we asked her about taking on the challenging role and if she's as tough as Tonya.
Here's what you need to know about Tonya Harding. "I can skate, '" Harding told ABC News. "All I was trying to do was, and she's a brilliant example of this, is analyze how we are with the media and our consumption of it and how we simplify and victimize people". The incident happened one month before the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
While Harding was a rough-around-the-edges athlete in a sport in which most toed the line in the 1990s, she still was given opportunity after opportunity to represent the United States around the world. 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. She was also banned from the U.S. Figure Skating Association.
"Not right now", she told The Boston Globe. However, the award-winning figure skater has no opinion whatsoever because she has not found the time to sit and watch the movie. Harding had released a statement through her attorney categorically denying all accusations that she was involved in the assault on skater Nancy Kerrigan. Don Ryan, AP Left to right: Kristi Yamaguchi, Tonya Harding, and Nancy kerrigan on the podium during the 1991 US Figure Skating Championships.