[6], Harding claimed she was frequently abused by her mother. However, she was suffering from the flu and asthma and had a poor free skate. At the Fall 1991 Skate America, Harding recorded three more firsts: eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'uselessdaily_com-box-4','ezslot_5',108,'0','0']));19. She said the family had a modest life together.” She added to the network, “Tonya herself called us trailer trash. [20] She landed seven triple jumps in the long program including the triple Axel. On March 16, 1994, Harding accepted a plea bargain in which she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution. [156], On February 22, 2000 Harding attacked her then boyfriend Darren Silver, repeatedly punching him in the face and throwing a hubcap at his head. Harding's close friend Stephanie Quintero, with whom she was living, spoke to reporters on her behalf: "[Tonya] was shocked, very hurt…She was believing in [Jeff]. But Craig Gillespie’s nuanced and bleakly funny I, Tonya reminds us, while it’s unclear how much or little she knew about it (she eventually pleaded guilty to conspiring to hinder prosecution), Harding did not personally attack her rival, and her reputation as a brawling skate monster is deeply unfair. 11. Tonya Maxene Harding was born on November 12, 1970, in Portland, Oregon, to LaVona Golden (b. Harding’s father is Golden’s third husband. On June 24, 2004, after reportedly not having boxed for over a year, she was beaten in a match in Edmonton, Alberta, by boxer Amy Johnson. Harding’s mother is still alive, and she has spoken out since the renewed attention on the family, and she denies that she was abusive to Tonya. [100][101] She had also made approximately $600,000 from an Inside Edition deal. She won her third pro bout against Alejandra Lopez at the Creek Nations Gaming Center. [4] Harding's parents divorced after 19 years of marriage in 1987, when she was 16 years old. "[109][110][111] The Fox special report was called Breaking the Ice: The Women of '94 Revisited, hosted by James Brown with interviews from Harding, Gillooly, and Kerrigan. Their tumultuous marriage ended in divorce in 1994. Yet he expressed regret that Harding is often "remembered for what I talked her into doing," meaning allegedly plotting to injure Nancy Kerrigan. On February 1, 1994, Gillooly accepted a plea bargain in exchange for his testimony against Harding. [139], Her boxing career was cut short by her asthma. Robbie impresses as a woman who wasn’t initially given a choice about skating but who absorbed her mother’s resolve to win along the way. She agreed to reimburse Multnomah County $10,000 in legal expenses, undergo a psychiatric examination, and volunteered to give $50,000 to the Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR) charity. She landed her first triple lutz at age 12. [188] For example, Abigail Feder wrote that there existed "overdetermined femininity in Ladies' Figure Skating...femininity and athleticism are mutually exclusive concepts in American culture. Consequently, she failed to benefit from the pro skating boom that ensued in the aftermath of the scandal. [12][9] On May 3, 1994, during an interview with Rolonda Watts, Harding said that Davison was the only person in her life unworthy of forgiveness and "the only person I've ever hated. [138], On June 24, 2004, she was defeated by Amy Johnson in a match held in Edmonton, Alberta. In 2002, she boxed on the Fox TV network Celebrity Boxing event against Paula Jones, winning the fight. Harding was born of mother LaVona Fay Golden and father Al Harding. Subscriber We meet Harding as a child (played by Gifted’s Mckenna Grace), pushed into skating by her overbearing mother LaVona Fay Golden (Allison Janney). [76][77], On February 17, 1994, Nancy Kerrigan and Harding shared the ice at a practice session in the Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre. LaVona Fay is a mother of four children among which Tonya is the youngest. The Seattle Times reported the transcript stating that Harding had "changed her story well into a long interview...After hours of denying any involvement in trying to cover up the plot, an FBI agent finally 'told [her] that he knew she had lied to him, that he would tell her exactly how she had lied to him'. [32], On March 9, Judge Owen Panner granted Harding a requested halt until June on her disciplinary hearing. She performed several jumps and spins on the show. [citation needed], In 2002, Harding boxed against Paula Jones on the Fox Network Celebrity Boxing event, winning the fight. You played her perfectly,’” Janney told ABC.