The assailant was Shane Stant, contracted to break her right leg. The aftermath was captured on video, with Kerrigan on the ground wailing, " Why? She and her lawyer, Robert Weaver, negotiated a plea bargain ensuring no further prosecution. Figure Skating Assn resignation, necessitating her withdrawal from the World Championships for which she was scheduled to leave on March On an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on February 26,Harding stated that she is still active in skating and practices three times a week. Views Read Edit View history. Jeff Gillooly, former husband of skater Tonya Harding.
Eckardt was released from prison in September and changed his name to Brian Sean Griffith; he died at age 40 on December 12,
Nancy Kerrigan's attack had received a lot of publicity; news media crews had camped outside her home. Retrieved July 17, 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. Musical Sendups; Stop, in the Name of Parody! Because Harding admitted to obstructing the investigation of Nancy Kerrigan's assault, her name is often first associated with the scandal. Ladies' Singles title; she and Kerrigan were then both selected for the Olympic team.