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Entertainment Nancy Kerrigan on Why She Hasn’t Seen ‘I, Tonya': ‘I Was the Victim, That’s My Role in This Whole Thing’

04:51  12 january  2018
04:51  12 january  2018 Source:   thewrap.com

Tonya Harding now says she knew ‘something was up’ before attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan

  Tonya Harding now says she knew ‘something was up’ before attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan Former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding admitted to knowing “something was up” in the months before the attack on her teammate and rival Nancy Kerrigan in a new interview nearly 25 years after the scandal. Harding has long maintained she neither knew about nor agreed to ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and his friend Shawn Eckardt’s plan to bash Kerrigan’s knee with a baton.But in a clip from Harding’s interview with ABC News released Tuesday, she admitted to overhearing the pair plotting a possible attack.

Nancy Kerrigan has not yet seen acclaimed biopic “ I , Tonya ” — and she ’s not in any rush to, either. “As you say, I was the victim . Like, that ’ s my role in this whole thing .

Nancy Kerrigan has not yet seen acclaimed biopic “ I , Tonya ” — and she ’s not in any rush to, either. “As you say, I was the victim . Like, that ’ s my role in this whole thing .

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Nancy Kerrigan has not yet seen acclaimed biopic “ I , Tonya ” — and she ’s not in any rush to, either. “At this point, it’s so much easier and better to just be … it’s not really part of my life,” she told him. “As you say, I was the victim . Like, that ’ s my role in this whole thing .

Nancy Kerrigan has not yet seen acclaimed biopic “ I , Tonya ” — and she ’s not in any rush to, either. “As you say, I was the victim . Like, that ’ s my role in this whole thing .

Nancy Kerrigan has not yet seen acclaimed biopic "I, Tonya"  -- and she's not in any rush to, either.

While the Golden Globes were abuzz on Sunday with Allison Janney's Best Supporting Actress win and Tonya Harding's high profile appearance, Kerrigan has simply been getting on with her life.

"Not right now," she told Boston Globe sports writer Dan Shaughnessy in a report published Thursday when asked if she's seen the movie. "I really have nothing to say about it. I haven't seen anything. I haven't watched anything.

"I've been busy. I was at the national [figure skating] championships this week so I didn't watch the Golden Globes. I haven't seen the movie. I'm just busy living my life," she added.

person in a dress shirt and tie: Nancy Kerrigan © TheWrap Nancy Kerrigan

Starring Margot Robbie as Harding and Caitlin Carver as Kerrigan, the Oscar hopeful centers on the infamous night on the eve of the Lillehammer games in 1994 when Kerrigan was struck on the knee with a baton by Shane Stant -- a man hired by Harding's former husband, Jeff Gillooly. Harding wasn't officially charged in the attack, but pleaded guilty to conspiring to hinder the prosecution.

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And while one would naturally assume that she would have a lot to say about the movie, which follows the life of former rival Tonya Harding, Kerrigan kept her statement short. Like, that ' s my role in this whole thing .

"Not right now. I really have nothing to say about it. I haven’ t seen anything. Team Nancy forever. She was the victim . — Your Mom (@MostBoringGirl) January 13, 2018. Nancy Kerrigan for the win! What a subtle way to let Tonya know she ain' t got time for all that!

Harding has made public appearances promoting the film and sat down for a two-hour interview with ABC News set to air Thursday night, but so far, Kerrigan has stayed mum until speaking with Shaughnessy.

Shaughnessy has a long professional relationship with Kerrigan, who is from Stoneham, Massachusetts, having covered her early career and kept her phone number in a "a 20-year-old at-a-glance phone book."

"At this point, it's so much easier and better to just be ... it's not really part of my life," she told him. "As you say, I was the victim. Like, that's my role in this whole thing. That's it.

"It is weird, that's for sure. A bizarre thing. The whole thing was crazy, being that it's a story. I mean, come on," she added.

Later in the day, Kerrigan's husband/agent, Jerry Solomon called the Boston Globe writer, according to the report, and said, "Our position at this point is to say nothing. When we collectively, or Nancy individually, decide what to do, when we are ready to say something, we will.

"But until that time, we've been very consistent -- and as you can imagine I'm getting calls from everybody under the sun from all around the world -- so just to be consistent we're really not saying anything at this point."

"I, Tonya" is currently in theaters.

ABC will air the special "Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story" at 9 p.m. ET on Jan. 11.

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