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Bombshell Confession! Tonya Harding Says She Knew About Plot To Attack Nancy Kerrigan

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Jan. 2 2018, Updated 11:17 p.m. ET

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Disgraced former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding is confessing she knew about the 1994 infamous plot to attack her bitter rival Nancy Kerrigan.

In a new clip released Tuesday from her in-depth two-hour ABC News special Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story, airing Jan. 11, 2018, at 9 p.m., Harding insisted she never agreed on her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly's devious plan, but confessed: “I did, however, overhear them talking about stuff, where, ‘Well, maybe we should take somebody out so we can make sure she gets on the team.' And I remember telling them, I go, ‘What the hell are you talking about? I can skate.’”

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"This was, like, a month or two months before the attack," Harding continued. "But they were talking about skating and saying, 'Well, maybe somebody should be taken out so then, you know, she can make it.'"

Interest in Harding, 47, has skyrocketed again now that Margot Robbie is portraying Harding in the new feature film I, Tonya.

The movie centers around the real-life events of Jan. 6, 1994, when an unidentified assailant hit Kerrigan, now 48, in the right knee.

It was later determined that Harding’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and his friend, Shawn Eckardt, paid the man to hurt Kerrigan.

Harding eventually pleaded guilty to conspire to hinder prosecution, was fined $160,000 and forced to do 500 hours of community service, but she has always refuted the belief she had anything to do with the disturbing incident.

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