Can you believe it's been 20 years since the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan ice-skating scandal?!
Two decades ago, Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly hired a man to break Kerrigan's leg so that she wouldn't be able to compete against Harding in the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit. Now, Harding is reflecting on the infamous scandal that many still blame her for.
"I don't care," Harding told Access Hollywood when asked if she's bothered by the public's opinion of her in relation to the infamous event. "Everybody is entitled to their opinion; it was 20 years ago. [Gillooly and I] both have gone our separate ways. Get over it, okay? Its 20 years. I'm sure that she's done and I am, too."
Harding knew about the leg-breaking plot before it happened, but stayed quiet because Gillooly threatened her.
She explained, "He said, ‘You will do what I say or I will kill you...' You got 10 witnesses and the police standing right there and he's like, ‘I'm gonna kill you or I'm gonna break your legs,' [and] nobody helps you? Why do you want to help if you can't get any protection?"
As for whether or not she actually had more to do with the planning of the attack, Harding said, "If they proved that I had done something wrong, how come I wasn't in jail? They gave me 500 hours of community service. They sure nailed everybody else for doing things."
Fast forward to today. Harding has moved on from the attack heard around the world. "I'm married and I have a son," she dished. "I wasn't supposed to have children, so my son is my miracle...I love being a mommy and I like to do landscaping in the summertime, and then I kind of do these fire starters where I dip pinecones in scented wax."