Do you think Tonya Harding was a willing participant in the attack on Nancy Kerrigan? For those who knew of the saga before all the recent publicity surrounding the movie release, has your opinion of her changed over time? (I wasn’t sure if this belonged here, The Game Room, or IMHO. I settled on CS because it will probably attract movie commentary as well.)
As it was all unfolding, I reveled in the tawdry details. I laughed at the trailer-trash skater, her idiotic husband, and the incompetent goons. I knew without a doubt that she was in on the plan from the start.
But I find my opinion changing in the last few months of #MeToo. I no longer find it unbelievable that these guys planned the attack without her knowledge. She was an amazing athlete, #1 in the U.S. a few years earlier. She might not have been #1 at the time of the attack, but she was a solid #2 who didn’t need to resort to this to assure her trip to the Olympics. Her cocky attitude, considered another strike against her at the time, made her less likely to feel like she needed help.
[quote from a fan]
(http://www.vulture.com/2017/12/the-cult-of-tonya-harding.html) is a good summation: