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Olympic Skater Johnny Weir Calls Tonya Harding a ‘Villain,' ABC Furthers Interest in the Feud with Two-Hour Special

Posted On: Jan 13, 2018   |   Posted By: WWD

TAKE A KNEE: Two-time Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir didn't rush off the ice in Bryant Park Thursday night to catch ABC's “Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story.”
Building off the public's interest in the Oscar-nominated “I, Tonya,” the documentary fanned the flames of the 24-year-old feud between former Olympians Harding and Nancy Kerrigan. During a training session for the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championship, Kerrigan was clubbed on the right knee by an assailant. It was later determined that Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, and a friend, Shawn Eckardt, hired the assailant. During the ABC special, Harding said she had heard the pair talking about “taking someone out”a month or two before the attack.
Weir had laced up his skates Thursday night to perform at the Winter Carnival at Bank of America Winter Village.
During a phone interview Friday, Weir said he loves actors Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney so much that it is hard for him not to watch “I, Tonya.” “But for me growing up...

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