Harding would spend much of her early life training, eventually dropping out of high school to devote her time to the sport. She is also a two-time Olympian and a two-time Skate America Champion. The criminal investigation and Harding's banning from the sport were the subject of intense media scrutiny, and it has been referred to as one of the biggest scandals in American sports history. An explicit video showing Harding having sex with her then-husband, Jeff Gillooly, was sold by Gillooly to a tabloid TV show after he was implicated as a conspirator in the Kerrigan attack. Skip to main content. Email to friends Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab. Add to Watchlist. People who viewed this item also viewed. Picture Information. Mouse over to Zoom - Click to enlarge.
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Although it often appears that Harding was complicit in the sale of the tape, she truly was not. From an interview in , she defended herself, "I was trying to be cute for Jeff. I took my garter off and tossed it at him and I was getting undressed one shoulder at a time. I was drunk, totally out of it, and I thought it was just for us. She admits that the first time she saw it, she ran to the bathroom and puked for half an hour. For obvious reasons, this is an extremely sad and sensitive subject. After, he raped her too.
I, Tonya , an unconventional biopic about the unconventional, embattled yet iconic '90s figure skater, is based on "irony free, wildly contradictory and totally true" interviews with Tonya Harding and her one-time husband, Jeff Gillooly. We're told as much via title card at the start of the movie. While the conflicting details of those discussions constitute the crux of the film, many key moments in Harding's life have played out in front of the cameras, allowing for a side-by-side comparison of actual events and as restaged by Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding. Donning an array of permed wigs and bedazzled unitards, Robbie plays Harding from her teenage years into her 20s -- then via makeup and prosthetics, she is aged up to play Harding at This vintage news reel gives a good sense of Tonya's appearance and attitude in those early days. Tonya didn't possess many of the qualities the snobby figure skating world expected from its stars -- she was more athlete than ice capades -- but her talent was undeniable when she became the first American female skater to ever land a triple axel at the World Championships.
Tonya Harding fans need not apply and I'm one of em. I've seen bits and peices of this. And trust me, like all the other Voyer crap it totally hurts the person it's being shot at. Like a true saint, he bothered to show this to the world. So of course he changed his name. But hey, this guys push others around. Why not his former wife. If your one of those people, but all means. Satisfy your sins.