Jeff and two guys, don't know who they were, because I couldn't see who they were, they were in a different car, decided to drive me up to the mountains, put a gun to my head and take themselves upon meHarding accuses ex-husband, others of rape May 16, 2008
The Tonya Tapes: The Tonya Harding Story in Her Own VoiceHarding accuses ex-husband, others of rape May 16, 2008
Everybody out there just thinks that I'm poor white trashHarding featured in GSN documentary Mar 10, 2006
Tonya Maxene Harding (born November 12, 1970) is an American figure skating champion. In 1991 she won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and placed second in the World Championships. She was the second woman, and the first American woman, to complete a triple axel jump in competition.
She became notorious after her ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, conspired with Shawn Eckhardt and Shane Stant to attack Harding's skating competitor Nancy Kerrigan at a practice session, during the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
Harding was born in Portland, Oregon, the daughter of LaVona and Al Harding. She had a half-brother, Chris Davison (deceased). Her father had health problems that sometimes made him unable to work. Harding claims that her mother physically abused her, a claim her mother denies. Harding began skating at an early age. She landed her first triple lutz at age 12. Her mother made many of her skating costumes.