In fact, she said she basically figured out that her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and his friend, Shawn Eckardt, had likely been behind the plot to attack Kerrigan shortly after she won the USA figure skating title.
On Thursday, Michael A. Rosenberg, Harding's longtime agent/publicist, posted on his Facebook page that he would no longer work for Harding because she was adamant that "reporters sign an affidavit stating that they won't ask her anything "about the past" or they'll be fined $25,000". Has anyone ever made skating look so fun?
Harding appeared on Good Morning Britain yesterday and engaged in a combative interview with everyone's favorite punching bag. They're strong as hell, and they're working hard.
The she-said/she-said goes on and on.
Allison Janney won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of LaVona "Sandy" Golden in "I, Tonya". "I haven't watched anything", Kerrigan said. Seeing someone launch themselves into the air on ice with what amounts to knives on their feet is wonderful.
In her own interview with ABC News, Harding accuses Golden of being an abusive mother who routinely beat her.
But this movie apparently portrays Harding as the victim. Kerrigan, who's seen in passing, utters one word. She was also banned for life by the U.S. Figure Skating Figure Skating Association. That those beatings were very specifically hers, not composite beatings.
"I, Tonya" is amusing when it wants to be, poignant when it needs to be, and surprisingly effective in harnessing these deeper themes to a character who might otherwise be dismissed as a lightweight laughingstock. "That was the smallest little bits and pieces". My face was put through a mirror, not just broken onto it.
But once you move past the sheer absurdity of the suggestion, the demand on Rosenberg and subsequent dissolution of Harding's relationship with him is what stands out.
How would she describe Golden as a mother, Harding was asked by ABC in the special? The people charged with taking care of her didn't. "I want to get back and do the things I love to do, which is my triples". She said there wasn't a day of the week that she didn't get beaten. She contradicted herself endlessly.
Harding told ABC News that she has not reconciled with her mother and has no desire to in the near future. Scene by scene, it made me laugh, cringe, get angry, upset, confused, enlightened, entertained, nearly tearful and awed.
She skated over the remorse, the personal accountability. Is she vindicated? Do we forgive her?
These supporting performances are so authentically nonsensical and hilarious that "I, Tonya" sports one of the year's best ensembles delivering some of the best dumb-dialogue you'll hear. This is how she sounds. During the interview, Harding emphatically says that Golden was a bad mother who will never meet her young grandson. "But it's my faith in myself and in my father that comes back to me and makes me get back up off my butt and be something worth being proud of", she said. Like, that's my role in this whole thing. I haven't seen anything.
I, Tonya presents the story from the different points of view of the principals implicated in the attack, and ultimately, the movie seems to vindicate Harding, who at the time was considered to be one of the most hated people in America.