For decades, Tonya Harding repeatedly denied she knew about plans to harm Nancy Kerrigan at the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. But, for the first time ever, Harding revealed in ABC's Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story special Thursday that she had an inkling something might happen. At the time, she overheard her ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, and his friend, Shawn Eckardt, plotting to "take somebody out" just before the attack was carried out.
Eckhardt and Gillooly (who changed his surname to Stone in 1995) served 18-month prison sentences for conspiring to assault Kerrigan; Shane Stant, who clubbed Kerrigan's right leg with a police baton, and Derrick Smith, who drove the getaway car, also went to prison for their involvement. Harding, meanwhile, pleaded guilty to hindering the prosecution—a felony—and was sentenced to three years' probation, 500 hours of community service and a $160,000 fine. The former champion also underwent a psychiatric examination and surrendered her United States Figure Skating Association membership. Eventually, the organization banned her for life.