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Blood on the Page by Thomas Harding review – the first British murder trial held in secret

Writing a true-crime book while the legal process is still unfolding is a high-stakes business. There’s no assurance of a neat outcome, or really any outcome at all. The goodies might turn out to be baddies, and all that righteous anger about a possible miscarriage of justice could leave you looking foolish. Trial dates slip, which means you’re deprived of a cracking finale in which grateful relatives embrace you on the courtroom steps while the police stand by looking sheepish. You could end up, in other words, with a sort of fretful trailing off …

All of which happens in Blood on the Page. Despite the title, which promises a “body in the library” plot from the golden age of detective fiction, Thomas Harding has written a real-life procedural about an uncharismatic crime involving unattractive people, which might, nonetheless, have important implications for us all. Or there again, it

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Tonya Harding In NYT Interview: ‘You All Disrespected Me And It Hurt"

In an interview with the New York Times, former Olympic skater Tonya Harding (who now goes by the name Tonya Price) reflects on the success of her the film I, Tonya, in which she is depicted by actress Margot Robbie. The delightfully postmodern take on the true crime genre has been garnering critical approval and may work towards changing public opinion about the disgraced athlete. In the interview, Harding displayed little remorse for the crime she may or may not have been involved with — instead, she reflected on the abuse she has suffered at the hands of trolls, her family, and America.

Harding’s involvement on the attack of her competitor, Nancy Kerrigan, in 1994 has been the subject of scrutiny and international intrigue since the event occurred. Kerrigan had been struck in the knee with a retractable baton by an inept hitman ahead of the Olympic games. It was

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Tonya Harding Almost Ends TV Interview After Host Says Nancy Kerrigan Was the Real Victim

Tonya Harding nearly cut short a Tuesday appearance on Good Morning Britain during an interview with host Piers Morgan, who was trying to pin down whether Harding was involved in the 1994 attack on skating rival Nancy Kerrigan.

The segment grew contentious as Harding attempted to redirect the focus onto a new biopic about her life, I, Tonya, starring Margot Robbie. The film dramatizes Harding’s hardscrabble upbringing, including the domestic violence she faced.

“I respect you for trying to ask these questions, however I am really here just to talk about the future and what it means,” Harding told Morgan. “My movie now, to me, is going to help so many people to realize that it is okay to ask for help. It took me so long to be able to ask for somebody to help me. So that’s why I’m here speaking

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‘As crazy as it was’: Reporters recall the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan feeding frenzy


Media surround U.S. figure skating champion Tonya Harding and her lawyer Robert Weaver, after they leave a meeting with FBI officials in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Steve Slocum)

The attack unfolded before the television cameras.

Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan, vying for the top spot on the U.S. Winter Olympics team,  was walking off the ice at Detroit’s Cobo Arena on Jan. 6, 1994, when a burly man with a telescopic baton pushed past event staff and whacked her above her right knee.

The New York Daily News on Jan. 7, 1994, the day after the attack on Nancy Kerrigan. (Courtesy of the New York Daily News)

Kerrigan fell to the floor in pain, crying, “Why me?”

Five days later, when the attack was linked to archrival Tonya Harding and Harding’s live-in ex-husband,

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‘As crazy as it was’: Reporters recall the Nancy Kerrigan-Tonya Harding feeding frenzy

Media surround U.S. figure skating champion Tonya Harding and her lawyer Robert Weaver, after they leave a meeting with FBI officials in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Steve Slocum)

 

The attack unfolded before the television cameras.

Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan, vying for the top spot on the U.S. Winter Olympics team,  was walking off the ice at Detroit’s Cobo Arena on Jan. 6, 1994, when a burly man with a telescopic baton pushed past event staff and whacked her above her right knee.

The New York Daily News on Jan. 7, 1994, the day after the attack on Nancy Kerrigan. (Courtesy of the New York Daily News)

Kerrigan fell to the floor in pain, crying, “Why me?”

Five days later, when the attack was linked to arch rival Tonya Harding and Harding’s live-in ex-husband, the

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/01/06/as-crazy-as-it-was-reporters-recall-the-nancy-kerrigan-tonya-harding-feeding-frenzy/

Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding: How did the media cover the …


Media surround U.S. figure skating champion Tonya Harding and her lawyer Robert Weaver, after they leave a meeting with FBI officials in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Steve Slocum)

The attack unfolded before the television cameras.

Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan, vying for the top spot on the U.S. Winter Olympics team,  was walking off the ice at Detroit’s Cobo Arena on Jan. 6, 1994, when a burly man with a telescopic baton pushed past event staff and whacked her above her right knee.

The New York Daily News on Jan. 7, 1994, the day after the attack on Nancy Kerrigan. (Courtesy of the New York Daily News)

Kerrigan fell to the floor in pain, crying, “Why me?”

Five days later, when the attack was linked to archrival Tonya Harding and Harding’s live-in ex-husband,

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/01/06/as-crazy-as-it-was-reporters-recall-the-nancy-kerrigan-tonya-harding-feeding-frenzy/

Tonya Harding: ‘I Knew That Something Was Up’ Before Nancy Kerrigan Was Attacked

Former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding is opening up up about her relationship with her mother, her notorious past and her reaction to the new film about her life, I, Tonya, in a interview with ABC that will air in early January as part of a two-hour special.

In an exclusive trailer for the special, above, Harding discusses the attack on her rival figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan, which dominated headlines for weeks in early 1994.

A man later identified as Shane Stant struck Kerrigan in the knee with a baton after she walked off the ice in January of that year, during practice for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Though she was injured and briefly withdrew from competition to recuperate, Kerrigan was well enough to compete in the Olympics, where she earned a silver medal in women’s singles while Harding came in eighth.

“It makes you cringe hearing

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Tonya Harding Speaks Out About Nancy Kerrigan Attack: ‘The Media Had Me Convicted’

Former figure skater Tonya Harding opened up in a recent interview about her life now, her childhood, and her infamous past in an interview that will air in early January as part of a new two-hour special.

In the interview, with ABC News correspondent Amy Robach, Harding discusses the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, which dominated headlines for weeks in early 1994.

“The media had me convicted of doing something wrong before I had even done anything at all,” Harding tells Robach in a clip from the interview, which is shown above. “I am always the bad person. Is it a challenge from the Lord to see how far I can be pushed until I break and become nothing? You can’t push me that far anymore, because I have been nothing and I have been nothing several times.”

“Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story”

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Tonya Harding Talks Attack on Nancy Kerrigan in New Special …

Former figure skater Tonya Harding opened up in a recent interview about her life now, her childhood, and her infamous past in an interview that will air in early January as part of a new two-hour special.

In the interview, with ABC News correspondent Amy Robach, Harding discusses the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, which dominated headlines for weeks in early 1994.

“The media had me convicted of doing something wrong before I had even done anything at all,” Harding tells Robach in a clip from the interview, which is shown above. “I am always the bad person. Is it a challenge from the Lord to see how far I can be pushed until I break and become nothing? You can’t push me that far anymore, because I have been nothing and I have been nothing several times.”

“Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story”

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How a Handwriting Sample Led to Tonya Harding’s Arrest for the Nancy Kerrigan Attack

Nearly every criminal leaves behind one clue — that one piece of evidence that helps authorities solve the case.

For Tonya Harding, that piece of evidence was an envelope. On the envelope: doodles, notes, phone numbers and addresses that convinced authorities that she had planned out the attack on her skating rival, Nancy Kerrigan.

It was just seven weeks before the 1994 Olympic Winter Games when Kerrigan was clubbed on the knee by an assailant who had been hired by Harding and her husband. Known as “the whack heard around the world,” the ensuing scandal thrust both young women into the national spotlight.

At first, authorities were stumped. Who could have carried out the attack on Kerrigan? Authorities suspected Harding, but they had no proof.

And then, there was a break in the

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