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Figure Skating Association, voted to strip Harding of her title. However, the competition results were not changed and the title was left vacant rather than moving all the other competitors up one position. The assailant was Shane Stant, contracted to break her right leg.
Using both hands, he then swung a inch ASP telescopic baton at her right leg, striking her above the knee. The intent was preventing her competing in both the National Championships Kerrigan was the defending U.
Ladies' Champion and the Winter Olympics. Kerrigan's leg was not broken but severely bruised, forcing her to withdraw from the Championships and forgo competing to retain the U. Ladies' Singles title; she and Kerrigan were then both selected for the Olympic team. On February 1, Gillooly's attorney negotiated a plea bargain in exchange for testimony regarding all involved parties in the attack.
He was sentenced in July after publicly apologizing to Kerrigan — even though, he said, "any apology coming from me rings hollow. Eckardt was released from prison in September and changed his name to Brian Sean Griffith; he died at age 40 on December 12, Schatz asked if she had considered whether someone she knew had planned to attack Nancy.
Harding answered "I have definitely thought about it. No one controls my life but me I wish him nothing but the best. The Seattle Times reported the transcript stating that Harding had "changed her story well into a long interview After hours of denying any involvement in trying to cover up the plot, an FBI agent finally 'told [her] that he knew she had lied to him, that he would tell her exactly how she had lied to him'.
I'm telling on someone I really care about. I know now [Jeff] is involved.
Harding said she had done nothing wrong. Harding's close friend, with whom she was living, spoke to reporters on her behalf: She said she was sorry Nancy Kerrigan was attacked, that she respected Nancy, and claimed not to know in advance of the plot to disable her.
Harding then publicly took responsibility "for failing to report things [about the planned assault] when I returned home from Nationals [on January 10] When asked about Gillooly, Harding said "I never did anything to hurt [Jeff]. If I ever did anything, it was to stick up for him and protect him.
Chung admitted she would not have travelled to Norway were it not for the scandal. Approximately members of the press were there to document this practice. On February 5,the disciplinary panel of the U.
Figure Skating Association stated that reasonable grounds existed to believe Harding had violated the sport's code of ethics.
She and her lawyer, Robert Weaver, negotiated a plea bargain ensuring no further prosecution. Her plea admissions were knowing of the assault plot after the fact, settling on a cover story with Gillooly and Eckardt on January 10, witnessing payphone calls to Smith affirming the story on January 10 and 11, and lying to FBI with the story on January Figure Skating Assn resignation, necessitating her withdrawal from the World Championships for which she was scheduled to leave tomorrow.
Regarding trial concerns, he stated "we would have prevailed at trial. The USFSA's executive committee convened to discuss their position should Harding seek reinstatement and whether they might strip her of the National Championship title.
Neither issue was decided at that time. The indictment concluded more than two months of investigation and witness testimonies from Diane Rawlinson, Erika Bakacs Harding's choreographerEckardt's college instructor and classmates, and Vera Marano a freelance figure skating writer in Philadelphia.
It also read that Harding, Gillooly, Eckardt, Smith, and Stant agreed to "knowingly cause physical injury This is based on civil standardsnot criminal standards Robert Weaver said the decision disappointed her but was not a surprise, and that she had not decided on an appeal.
The USFSA has no dominion over professional skating events, yet Harding was also persona non grata on the pro circuit, few skaters and promoters would work with her.
She did not benefit from the ensuing boom in professional skating after the scandal.[This article first appeared in the September 29, , issue of Sports Illustrated.] The biennial Ryder Cup matches have long been one of those neglected waifs of international sport, more of a.
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