Tonya Harding Tries to End Interview With Piers Morgan

By Chris Ariens Comment

Tonya Harding is back in the spotlight 24 years after the Nancy Kerrigan knee-whacking scandal.

There’s a biopic about her, I Tonya, which took home a Golden Globe award Sunday night (she was there for the ceremony). And tomorrow night, ABC News airs a 2-hour special, Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story, hosted by Amy Robach.

Tuesday morning Harding went on Good Morning Britain to talk about it all. And while she preferred to talk about the future, advocating for victims of abuse to speak up, co-host Piers Morgan had a few questions about the past.

“Maybe it suits you to play the victim, but I think the victim in all this wasn’t you but Nancy Kerrigan who had her Olympic dream shattered,” said Morgan.

“Thank you so much, I appreciate being on your show. But I think I’m going to have to say ‘have a good night,'” Harding said.

“You’re going to end your interview because I think Nancy Kerrigan is a victim and not you?,” Morgan shot back.

The interview continued for a few more minutes, with Harding continuing to deny she knew anything about the plot to attack Kerrigan on Jan. 6, 1994, just one day before the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. Kerrigan would go on to compete in the Lillehammer Olympics 7 weeks later winning the silver medal. Harding finished in 8th place.