Nancy Kerrigan Hasn’t Seen ‘I, Tonya’ Yet

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Nancy Kerrigan attends the grand opening of The Bod by Kym Herjavec in Beverly Hills on May 19, 2017. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

Nancy Kerrigan hasn’t seen the upcoming Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya just yet, a source close to Kerrigan exclusively tells Us Weekly.

I, Tonya retells the story of Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly’s plot to injure Kerrigan so that the figure skater would not be able to compete in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Gillooly hired assailant Shane Stant to strike Kerrigan’s leg with a police baton that January. The violent attack, which became one of the biggest scandals in U.S. sports history, bruised but didn’t break Kerrigan’s leg. She went on to win a silver medal at the Olympics the following month.

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Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1994. Merline Summers/AP Photo

Harding, now 47, accepted a plea deal for her role in the attack and did not serve jail time. However, she was forced to withdraw from the 1994 World Figure Skating Championships and was later banned for life from the United States Figure Skating Association.

Though Kerrigan, 48, has yet to see I, Tonya, it has already received the stamp of approval from Harding. “She watched the film,” director Craig Gillespie exclusively told Us Weekly in November. “I’m sure it’s hard to be objective when looking at one’s own life, but I am told she is happy with it.”

The movie stars Margot Robbie as Harding, Sebastian Stan as Gillooly, Allison Janney as Harding’s mother and Caitlin Carver as Kerrigan. It has already received critical acclaim, and was named one of Us’ top movies of the year. Harding joined Robbie, 27, on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere on Tuesday, December 5.

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Tonya Harding and Margot Robbie attend the Los Angeles premiere of ‘I, Tonya’ on December 5, 2017. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images

I, Tonya hits theaters on Friday, December 8.

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