Tonya Harding - Dancing With The Stars for a Second Chance at Fame


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Ice Skating Champion Tonya Harding is right now competing for her life and for excellence in another field -- Dancing with the Stars! She has openly called the TV opportunity her second chance to prove herself, after years of feeling isolated and wrongly judged following the biggest scandal to ever hit ice skating. A scandal so big it still resonates across the world today; the story becoming a blockbuster movie with Hollywood actress Allison Janney winning the 2018 Oscar Award for Best Supporting Actress. But now, it's Tonya's turn ... Rolonda shares about her relationship with Tonya Harding and her exclusive talk show interview with the then-embattled ice skater who sat with Ro just months after her alleged knee-bashing "Incident" with Nancy Kerrigan in 1994. It was a journalistic "get" so big - it put the then-new Rolonda Show on the map as a true contender in the talk show field. While Tonya was later proved not guilty of the attack, she was still banned for life from the sport she loved and the one thing in which excelled. Tonya talks openly and exclusively with Rolonda about everything from the years of abuse she suffered from her husband to the horrid feeling of being a punished outsider in her own field. It is interesting to compare the young Tonya in the midst of a huge scandal 24 years ago to the one today Dancing with the Stars on ABC, seeking a second chance to shine!
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