Entertainment Tonya Harding's Rep Quits After She Allegedly Wanted to Stop Reporters From Asking About Her Past

03:35  13 january  2018
03:35  13 january  2018 Source:   People

Tonya Harding now says she knew ‘something was up’ before attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan

  Tonya Harding now says she knew ‘something was up’ before attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan Former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding admitted to knowing “something was up” in the months before the attack on her teammate and rival Nancy Kerrigan in a new interview nearly 25 years after the scandal. Harding has long maintained she neither knew about nor agreed to ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and his friend Shawn Eckardt’s plan to bash Kerrigan’s knee with a baton.But in a clip from Harding’s interview with ABC News released Tuesday, she admitted to overhearing the pair plotting a possible attack.

Tonya Harding ’ s longtime representative Michael Rosenberg this week ended their business relationship because, he claimed, she demanded reporters agree to not ask her about her past — or face a hefty fine.

However, she doesn't want to talk to reporters about her past . × Recommended For You Powered by Sailthru. Tonya Harding ' s agent quits after she allegedly demanded reporters stop bringing up her past , or be fined ,000.

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Tonya Harding’s longtime representative Michael Rosenberg this week ended their business relationship because, he claimed, she demanded reporters agree to not ask her about her past — or face a hefty fine.

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Tonya Harding is back in the limelight with the release and Oscar buzz for biopic “I, Tonya .” However, she doesn’t want to talk to reporters about her past . Her longtime agent/publicist is no longer working with Harding after she allegedly demanded that “ reporters sign an affidavit stating that they

Tonya Harding is back in the limelight with the release and Oscar buzz for biopic “I, Tonya .” However, she doesn’t want to talk to reporters about her past . Her longtime agent/publicist is no longer working with Harding after she allegedly demanded that “ reporters sign an affidavit stating that they

Rosenberg announced he was quitting in a Facebook post on Thursday later shared by two longtime Olympic reporters, Christine Brennan and Philip Hersh.

“Unfortunately, we reached an impasse today regarding how treat the press in the future,” Rosenberg wrote. “Her [Harding’s] adamant and final position is that reporters must sign an affidavit stating that they won’t ask her anything ‘about the past’ or they will be fined $25,000.”

a woman posing for a picture © Provided by TIME Inc. “Obviously, it doesn’t work that way; and therefore I’ve chosen to terminate our business relationship,” he continued.

PEOPLE was unable to independently verify the post’s authenticity and it does not appear on Rosenberg’s Facebook page, meaning if it existed that it has since been deleted or hidden from public view.

All the odd jobs Tonya Harding has had since the 1994 Olympics

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Tonya Harding is back in the limelight with the release and Oscar buzz for biopic "I, Tonya ." However, she doesn't want to talk to reporters about her past . Her longtime agent/publicist is no longer working with Harding after she allegedly demanded that " reporters sign an affidavit stating that they

Tonya Harding ’ s rep has quit after she insisted on getting reporters to sign an affadavit agreeing not to ask questions about her past or get a ,000 fine. 24 mins ago Tonya Harding ’ s Rep Quits After Harding Wanted to Fine Journalists for Questions.

Messages left with Rosenberg as well as Harding’s representatives were not immediately returned on Friday.

“I am sad as I write this,” Rosenberg wrote, “but at the same time I’m happy that I had such an adventure with the movie and with recreating a new positive image for her in the public eye. And I sincerely wish her the best.”

“I think all of you who followed me on ‘this adventure’ and offered me such encouragement and support along the way,” he concluded his post. “I’ll never forget it.”

Rosenberg’s relationship with Harding, 47, dates back decades, according to media accounts, and he has alternately been described as her agent, adviser, manager and publicist.

Tonya Harding's estranged mother disputes 'I, Tonya' portrayal

  Tonya Harding's estranged mother disputes 'I, Tonya' portrayal Call it Not I, LaVona. LaVona “Sandy” Golden, the estranged mother of disgraced Olympic skater Tonya Harding, is disputing her daughter’s allegations of childhood abuse, which have received new attention after the release of the darkly comic biopic I, Tonya. “I didn’t abuse any of my children,” Golden says in a preview of the ABC News special Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story, airing Thursday night. “Spanked? Yes, [I] spanked. Absolutely, positively you [have] got to show them right from wrong.” Harding has alleged that her mother abused her throughout her childhood, and once even threw a steak knife at her. “I don’t think that there was more than one day a week, sometimes, that I didn’t get beaten,” Harding tells ABC in the special. In I, Tonya — which was released last month and has gained momentum as an awards contender, including a Golden Globes win for Allison Janney’s portrayal of Golden — Harding and her mother’s tumultuous relationship is on full display. (It’s worth noting that the film wears its subjectivity on its sleeve, and begins with a disclaimer: “Based on irony free, wildly contradictory, totally true interviews with Tonya Harding and [ex-husband] Jeff Gillooly.”) Golden is portrayed in the film as being emotionally and physically abusive toward Harding (played by Margot Robbie), ostensibly in an effort to groom a champion.

Tonya Harding is back in the limelight with the release and Oscar buzz for biopic "I, Tonya ." However, she doesn't want to talk to reporters about her past . Her longtime agent/publicist is no longer working with Harding after she allegedly demanded that " reporters sign an affidavit stating that they won't

Tonya Harding ’ s publicist Michael A. Rosenberg has quit after refusing to fine reporters for probing into the former ice skater’s past . Rosenberg made the announcement in a Thursday night Facebook post.

In a 2014 profile, he said he began working as her manager after she became the first American female figure skater to land a triple axel jump in competition, in 1991. But he said he first ended their relationship in November 1993 over conflicts with her then-husband, Jeff Gillooly.

Two months later, Harding’s rival, Nancy Kerrigan, was clubbed on the leg at a practice before the national skating championships — beginning a bizarre saga that ultimately ended with Harding’s ban from amateur skating and her pleading guilty to conspiring to hinder the prosecution of those responsible for the attack.

She largely remained a pariah in the years since, both in the sport and popular culture, while maintaining that she did not help plan the assault (though U.S. Figure Skating found she had “prior knowledge” of it).

A new biopic about Harding’s life, I, Tonya, starring Margot Robbie, has put a renewed focus on her side of the story, including her hardscrabble life before the Kerrigan incident and the domestic violence she faced.

Rosenberg was a key figure in getting Harding to participate in that film.

Nancy Kerrigan on Why She Hasn’t Seen ‘I, Tonya': ‘I Was the Victim, That’s My Role in This Whole Thing’

  Nancy Kerrigan on Why She Hasn’t Seen ‘I, Tonya': ‘I Was the Victim, That’s My Role in This Whole Thing’ "I haven't seen the movie. I'm just busy living my life," former Olympic ice skater tells the Boston GlobeWhile the Golden Globes were abuzz on Sunday with Allison Janney's Best Supporting Actress win and Tonya Harding's high profile appearance, Kerrigan has simply been getting on with her life.

Tonya Harding ’ s agent resigns after she makes request to fine reporters for asking about her past . Tonya Harding will be looking for a new agent after Michael Rosenberg resigned Thursday.

“ Her [ Harding ’ s ] adamant and final position is that reporters must sign an affidavit stating that they won’t ask her anything ‘about the past ’ or Meanwhile, earlier this week Nancy Kerrigan was asked by The Boston Globe about her thoughts on the Harding film, “I, Tonya ”, and she had very little to say.

“I was like, ‘I don’t want to go through this again. I’ve been through enough, and I have my son now,’ ” Harding recalled to The Hollywood Reporter earlier this month about first being approached by I, Tonya screenwriter Steven Rogers.

“Michael Rosenberg, my manager, talked me into doing this possibly as closure,” Harding said.

The resulting press tour for the movie has brought Harding fully back into the national spotlight, including an appearance at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, a profile in The New York Times and a two-hour special on ABC.

For her part, Kerrigan has yet to see I, Tonya (in which she is a peripheral figure), telling the Globe this week:

As to her feelings about Harding’s Hollywood treatment, Kerrigan said, “It’s not really part of my life. As you say, I was the victim. Like, that’s my role in this whole thing. That’s it.”

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