Before the ABC special, “Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story” airs, Tonya Harding is finally admitting that she knew about a plot to attack one of her fellow competitors ahead of the 1994 Olympic games.
She denies playing any role in planning the attack on Nancy Kerrigan. It was all set up by her husband Jeff Gillooly and bodyguard Shawn Eckardt.
Tonya said, ’I did, however, overhear them talking about stuff where, “well, maybe we should take somebody outto make sure she gets on the team.” I go what the hell are you talking about?’
Harding says that she views herself as a ‘pawn’ who ‘paid the ultimate price’ for the attack on Nancy Kerrigan.
Harding was stripped of her 1994 US Championship title and banned from participating in US Figure Skating Association events as either a skater or a coach for the rest of her life.
‘Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story’ airs Thurs., Jan. 11, at 9p/8c on ABC.