It seems that Tonya Harding can't keep out of the spotlight. In her latest TV interview, Harding told the world that she had been violently abused by her mother wielding a steak knife, and that she was threatened by her ex-husband at gun point.
Following the release of a biopic based on her life and the events surrounding the 1994 Olympics, Harding has come back under scrutiny for her role in the attack on fellow athlete Nancy Kerrigan. Kerrigan was brutally injured with a crowbar.
It was later found that Harding's then-boyfriend and bodyguard had planned the assault, but she herself was never connected to the incident.
In the interview, Harding says that her mother constantly attacked her, and at one point (enacted in the movie) threw a knife at her which became lodged in her arm.
She went on to say that her ex-husband, Jeff Gilooly, cornered her after their divorce and pointed a gun at her face and then at his own head.
Now, her former loved ones are going on record to deny these claims, and her agent has decided to ditch her following "an impasse."
Tonya Harding's mother, LaVona Golden, has responded to the claims of abuse saying her daughter is over-exaggerating the truth.
"I didn’t abuse any of my children. Spanked? Yes, spanked. Absolutely, positively you got to show them right from wrong," she said.
She went on to say that the "terrible" living conditions Tonya describes were incorrect as well. "She’s lied so much she doesn’t know what isn’t a lie anymore," said Golden.
Her ex-husband has long denied any form of abuse, however, Tonya had previously filed several police reports against him.
In a shocking development, her agent and publicist, Michael Rosenberg announced that he will no longer be working with his client.
The post came after her dramatic admission that she had overheard Gilooly talking about "taking someone out" a month before the attack on Kerrigan.
"I'm always the bad person. And I never understood that,'" said Tonya.