Golden does admit to spanking her children and more or less confirms Harding's assertion - also made on the ABC News special - that she once "beat me with a hairbrush, literally" in a skating-rink bathroom.
Hollywood can create nearly any reality.
"Not right now", Kerrigan told Shaugnessy.
No matter. Harding is on the redemption circuit.
"I've been busy", Kerrigan, who competed on season 24 of Dancing With the Stars, explains.
Now, in light of the new biopic I, Tonya, she's back and ready to tussle... with Piers Morgan.
Do you remember Tonya Harding?
She skated over the remorse, the personal accountability. "And I have every expectation that that would have included conspiracy to commit second-degree assault and racketeering". The movie shows that her estranged husband, Jeff Gillooly was the one behind the infamous attack on Nancy Kerrigan in the 1994 Winter Olympics. Robbie handles the commentary nicely (matching the blasé manner of her mother) and gives us a sense of the woman who lost a lot as a result of the actions of others.
"I, Tonya is now Goodbye, Tonya!" "Unfortunately we reached an impasse today regarding how to treat the press in the future".
"I just love it so much", she added. "I'm just busy living my life".
Rosenberg has seen Harding through the worst of it.
But Kerrigan did watch - and approve of - the spoof trailer for "I, Nancy", starring Olivia Munn as Kerrigan.
"You can't push me that far anymore 'cause I've been nothing". That's it, she confirmed. Mike Powell, Getty Images This is a police booking mug of figure skater Tonya Harding taken on March 18, 1994 at the Portland, Oregon, Justice Center, as she appeared for mug shots, fingerprinting and a probation hearing. She is married to her husband of seven years and has a son. "I know she probably did the best she probably could..."
There were mitigating circumstances. "(Kerrigan's) got her life. She was beaten. She was threatened. You can't get drunk on flavoring. Her own mother didn't seem to love her. She forced Harding to stay on the ice even when she didn't want to be there and got results.
With a bird perched on her shoulder and a More cigarette in her hand at all times, Janney provides the most telling glimpse into the family's life. I, Tonya takes someone from popular culture we thought we had the measure of, and throws all of our ideas out the window.
In not "confronting" the racism of some of the characters, it excused it by noting the upbringing he endured. But the film softens the bouts of cruelty with an abiding sense of humane, if absurdist, comedy, smoothing out the tonal shifts that may have you gasping in horror one minute and laughing the next.
Meanwhile, the real victim hasn't seen the film. Harding admitted that she failed to tell authorities what she knew about the attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan.