Tonya Harding dumped by agent for plan to fine journalists

Tonya Harding talks to Amy Robach for "Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story" on ABC News.

Former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding may not have changed her stripes after all.

In the PR blitz surrounding the new movie “I, Tonya,’’ Harding has been made to seem softer and more sympathetic than the cut-throat competitor accused, along with her then-husband Jeff Gillooly, of kneecapping Nancy Kerrigan before the 1994 Winter Olympics. But Tonya 2.0 turns out to be a lot like the woman we used to know.

This week, Harding was dumped by her publicist/agent Michael A. Rosenberg for ordering that journalists who ask about the infamous incident with Kerrigan be fined $25,000. According to Rosenberg, Harding demanded that reporters sign an affidavit stating that they wouldn’t ask her anything “about the past’’ or they’d be fined.


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