'I was the victim': Kerrigan snaps over I, Tonya

'I was the victim': Kerrigan snaps over I, Tonya

"Who gives these people permission to use my name?" she said.

Tonya Harding skates her way to victory, January 8, 1994, at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Mich. She was also ordered to surrender her membership to the United States Figure Skating Association, who would end up barring her for life.

There was something disconcerting watching Oprah drop her powerhouse speech about ending harassment and assault while a convicted felon sat a few feet away.

When asked if she was upset with the cinematic portrayal of Harding, Kerrigan said the story is no longer part of her life. 'Thank you so much, I appreciate being on your show but I think I'm going to have to say have a good night, ' she finished.

She still looks strong as she sails around the rink, but for the first American skater to do a triple axel, her glory days are most likely behind her.

She's one of the film's producers as well, and she's all-in with showing Harding for what she was: poor and incredibly talented as an ice skater, with a demented and abusive mother, no direction and little patience.

Nancy Kerrigan hasn't watched seen I, Tonya yet, so she has nothing to say about the movie. She is played by Margot Robbie, who is also a producer on the film.

In reality, that bleak January 1994 Gillooly told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that planning for the attack included discussions of killing Kerrigan, or cutting her Achilles' tendon, before settling for breaking her landing leg and leaving her injured wearing a duct-tape gag in her hotel room - and that Tonya Harding was well in on the plans and impatient when Kerrigan wasn't disabled right away. July 11, 1994: Eckardt is sentenced to 18 months in prison for racketeering. The film centers on Harding's role in the attack on Kerrigan ahead of the 1994 Winter Olympics. A judge places her on probation for three years and orders her to pay $160,000 in fines and contributions.

But Harding, as she demonstrated so often when it came down to crunch time in her competitions, hasn't done the work.

But once you move past the sheer absurdity of the suggestion, the demand on Rosenberg and subsequent dissolution of Harding's relationship with him is what stands out. Two fictional scenes where Tonya confronts snooty judges are completely unbelievable (but crowd favorites in the screening I attended) and the movie asserts that Harding and Jeff Gillooly knew nothing about the planned attack other than it might involve some threatening letters. "She's a different person than she was back then", Teachman said. She's undeniably happy with her involvement with a movie that's changing the script about her life. "I was a liar to everybody but still, 23 years later, finally everybody can just eat crow".