Brennan: Allison Janney misguided in protection of Tonya Harding


Harding opened up about the incident, as well as her hard childhood, her rise in competitive figure skating and the depiction of her life in the new critically-acclaimed movie, "I, Tonya", starring actress Margot Robbie, in ABC News' two-hour special, "Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story", which airs January 11, 2018, at 9 p.m. ET.

In the PR blitz surrounding the new movie "I, Tonya, " Harding has been made to seem softer and more sympathetic than the cut-throat competitor accused, along with her then-husband Jeff Gillooly, of kneecapping Nancy Kerrigan before the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Kerrigan has little to say about the movie, "I really have nothing to say about it". "I haven't seen anything".

"I've been busy. I was at the national [figure skating] championships this week so I didn't watch the Golden Globes". I've been busy... I haven't seen the movie.

The 48-year-old was asked to comment about the new movie starring Caitlin Carver as the younger version of her and Robbie as the titular character. Tonya's story is filled with serious hardship and no shortage of alleged domestic violence, which the real-life athlete overcame. "Yes, (I) spanked. Absolutely, positively you (have) got to show them right from wrong". Like, that's my role in this whole thing. "A weird thing. The whole thing was insane".

Despite what she went through in the years following the attack, Harding said her faith has allowed her to persevere.

U.S. figure skaters Tonya Harding (L) and Nancy Kerrigan avoid each other during a training session in Hamar, Norway, during the Winter Olympics.

Michael A. Rosenberg went public with his former client's odd demand in a Facebook post on Thursday, writing: "I, Tonya is now "goodbye, Tonya".

"Unfortunately, we reached an impasse today regarding how to treat the press in the future. Obviously, it doesn't work that way, and therefore I've chosen to terminate our business relationship". I would never wish that on anyone.

However, Harding said that she won't be apologizing any more for the incident.

Kerrigan's husband and agent did not have much to say either. I mean she is very unapologetic about who she is and very willing to call out unfairness when she saw it. "I don't think the figure skating world embraced her or wanted her to succeed because they didn't think she represented the kind of woman they wanted to represent the figure skating community, that they wanted to represent America".