Harding eventually admitted that she withheld information from the police during the investigation.
After her confession, she was subsequently banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association and U.S. Championships. She was also ordered to pay a fine of $160,000, serve 500 hours of community service and was given three years probation.
Ahead of the premiere of the new biopic, “I, Tonya,” Harding will sit down for a 2-hour interview with ABC’s Amy Robach in early January and told the corespondent that the media made her out to be the bad guy from the start.
Former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding says she knows people still think she’s “the bad person” years after the now-famous 1994 attack on Nancy Kerrigan. Tune in to “Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story,” on Jan. 11, 2018, at 9 p.m. ET. #ABC2020https://t.co/GIZ0Hbkbg8pic.twitter.com/xvq7bewXmW
“The media had me convicted of doing something wrong before I had even done anything at all,” she said in a preview clip.
“I am always the bad person. Is it a challenge from the Lord to see how far I can be pushed until I break and become nothing? You can’t push me that far anymore, because I have been nothing and I have been nothing several times.”
“Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story” airs on ABC on Jan. 11 at 9 p.m. ET.