Tonya Harding Leaves Mid-Interview Following Accusations From Piers Morgan

Tonya Harding Leaves Mid-Interview Following Accusations From Piers Morgan

Tonya Harding Leaves Mid-Interview Following Accusations From Piers Morgan

Tonya Harding was an incredible figure skater, earning a silver medal in the 1991 World Championship and becoming the first woman to successfully perform two triple axels in one competition.

Her biggest rival was Nancy Kerrigan who outperformed her at the Lillehammer Winter Olympics, earning second place while Harding finished eighth.

However they hit headlines during the 1994 US Figure Skating Championships when it was revealed that Harding’s ex-husband conspired with two other men and attacked Nancy Kerrigan with a crowbar.

Tonya ended up pleading guilty to hindering the prosecution, and her career went downhill from there with a sex-tape scandal, and she ended up moving on to pro wresting and boxing instead.


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Since then, she’s become the inspiration for a biographical movie ‘I, Tonya’ which tells the tale about how her mother would physically and mentally abuse her.

However when she was on Good Morning Britain to promote her new movie, tensions rose when Piers Morgan insistently asked about the Kerrigan attack and whether or not she knew about it before it happened and Tonya did all she could to avoid the questioning.

Harding insisted that she didn’t have any involvement with the violent attack, stating: “I knew after I got back, but nothing prior to the attack.” But that wasn’t enough for Morgan.

As he continued to accuse, she said: “I respect you for trying to ask these questions, but I’m here for the future and what it means to me.


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“My movie is going to reach so many people to get them to ask for help, to the people who were also abused.”

Once she grew annoyed, she simply stated: “I’m going to have to end the interview.” Which still didn’t deter Morgan away from further prodding.

His response was: “You’re going to end the interview because I believe Nancy Kerrigan is the real victim?”

Tonya replied: “We need to understand that we, the abused, need to stand united.”

However Piers was quick to cut in: “She was the one who was physically and mentally abused.”

Tonya responded: “There are a lot of things going on, people don’t understand what I was going through.”

But Piers kept it up: “You did know, didn’t you? You did know.”

Nonetheless, Tonya insisted she knew nothing prior to the attack.


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