Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Nancy Kerrigan Has Nothing To Say About 'I, Tonya'

Nancy Kerrigan Has Nothing To Say About 'I, Tonya'

At 47, she still holds so much power in those thighs and so much grace in her hands and posture.

Harding's admission is a major reversal for the former Olympic figure skater.

When asked if she had ever apologized to Kerrigan, Harding said she had multiple times. Unlike her competitors, Harding and her family couldn't afford the nicest outfits and makeup money could buy.

Both I, Tonya and the Times profile blame the scandal on abuse Harding received from not just her mother and ex-husband, but also from the media. They're strong as hell, and they're working hard.

"I was at the national [figure skating] championships this week so I didn't watch the Golden Globes", Kerrigan said. I haven't watched anything. Seeing someone launch themselves into the air on ice with what amounts to knives on their feet is incredible.

- Nancy Kerrigan responded to questions about the new movie, "I, Tonya", on Thursday and said she doesn't really care about the film.

For the record, Ms. Harding loved the movie. Kerrigan, who's seen in passing, utters one word. "While her upbringing may have been tragic, athletes come from all walks of life and succeed based on merit, not assault". That those beatings were very specifically hers, not composite beatings.

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"I have two Olympics medals", she said. "I mean, this had never happened [before]". My face was put through a mirror, not just broken onto it.

The forgiveness stuff feels like a bit of a stretch, since Golden called her daughter a liar in the interview. Golden continued. "She's lied so much, she doesn't know what isn't a lie anymore". The film follows her to one of her post-skating careers as a female pro boxer, where she's literally knocked down but stubbornly keeps getting up again. I have my life. And if this interview was any indication, she's got a lot to say. She contradicted herself endlessly.

"She wasn't embraced for her individuality enough", Janney told USA TODAY in a red-carpet interview. The things she said that were false - they were spiritually true, meaning they made her point, and she seemed to believe them. There are movies about black youths getting systematically abused by relatives or simply being unable to overcome the burden of poverty and a toxic culture around them - Beasts of the Southern Wild, Precious, Moonlight.

She skated over the remorse, the personal accountability.

Brodesser-Akner's astute character study seeks to understand its subject, not to deplore her, forgive her, or ridicule her.

"It makes you cringe, hearing it", Harding says in the special. This is how she sounds. Who in their right mind would ask to be attacked? Golden hits her daughter repeatedly, withholds bathroom breaks, hires a heckler to fire her up, and, yes, throws a steak knife at her, striking her in the arm.

"I am so over the glamorisation of a villain simply because she was born on the 'wrong side of the tracks, '" he snapped. That "wildly contradictory" claim that starts the film defines the whole thing, and we therefore approach what we're told with a healthy dose of skepticism.

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