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Tonya Harding on 20th anniversary of Nancy Kerrigan attack: 'Get over it'

With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi quickly approaching, there are plenty of tales from the past to discuss. One of those tales happens to be the infamous ice skating scandal that involved Tonya Harding and an attack on Nancy Kerrigan. On Jan. 22, 2014, Tonya Harding reflected on the 20-year anniversary of the incident with Access Hollywood and simply said that everyone should "get over it."

Tonya Harding thinks people need to forget the Nancy Kerrigan incident.
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"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."

Back before the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly hired a man to break Kerrigan's leg. This was done so she couldn't compete against Tonya Harding in the competition.

It was revealed that Harding knew of the plan to attack Kerrigan, but she stayed silent due to Gillooly threatening her as well.

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?"

Tonya Harding ended up getting 500 hours of community service throughout the ordeal, and said that "if they proved I had done something wrong, how come I wasn't in jail?"

Harding is now remarried and has a child even though she had been told she wasn't supposed to have children. She considers her son to be her "miracle" and has moved on from the infamous situation that will forever be retold.

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