Tonya Harding is able to cease skating across the information.
The disgraced former determine skater has agreed to take a seat down for a two-hour interview with ABC Information’ “Fact and Lies” docu-series to look again on the Nancy Kerrigan scandal that tarnished her profession.
In a preview for the particular 47-year-old Harding maintains her innocence, noting that many individuals nonetheless consider to at the present time she’s the one who hit her competitor within the leg with a pipe.
It was, in reality, her ex-husband and bodyguard who employed a success man to strike Kerrigan earlier than the 1994 winter Olympics in Norway.
She blames the media for marking her as a villain, telling interviewer Amy Robach she felt as if she was “convicted” by the court docket of public opinion lengthy earlier than the information in regards to the kneecapping of Kerrigan ever got here to mild.
“The media had me convicted of doing one thing fallacious earlier than I had even executed something in any respect. I am at all times the unhealthy individual,” she complains.
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“Is it a problem from the lord to see how far I may be pushed till I break and develop into nothing? You possibly can’t push me that far anymore as a result of I have been nothing and I have been nothing a number of instances.”
Harding reveals within the “Fact and Lies” preview that she survived the scandal by counting on “religion” in herself and her need to keep away from letting her father all the way down to push her to “be one thing value being pleased with.”
“I at all times needed my daddy to be proud and now I would like my son to be proud,” she says via tears.
The particular will characteristic interviews with “I, Tonya” stars Margot Robbie, Allison Janney and Sebastian Stan, in addition to Connie Chung; USA Right now sports activities columnist Christine Brennan; Harding’s ex-coach Dody Teachman; and extra.
“Fact and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story” is about to air Jan. 11 on ABC.