That’s right, Tonya Harding saved a woman’s life only two years after the infamous attack.
Tonya and her godmother stopped at a bar in Oregon to play some video poker in 1996, when suddenly a woman near them collapsed.
Harding called 911 on her cell phone and delivered mouth to mouth resuscitation to the woman.
The woman was rushed to the hospital where she survived.
“It was very, very scary,” Harding said. “I kept my calm and cool and knew what I was doing. I had to do this. I thank God that I was there. Nobody else in the bar knew what to do.”
Maybe this will be the year Tonya gets redemption.
The media definitely made Tonya out to be a villain, but it’s hard to say how much of that was true. Harding came from a troubling background, she was abused as a child and said she feared her ex-husband Gillooly, who arranged the attack Kerrigan. Harding still says she had nothing to do with the attack itself, and was never actually charged with the crime. It is entirely possible Harding never had anything to do with it.
Either way, Harding was a hero the day she saved the woman in the bar, and history definitely doesn’t remember her for it.
It’s easy to remember Tonya as a villain, especially because her story is just so Lifetime Original Movie it feels like there’s a chance that maybe Lifetime itself carried out the hit themselves (just kidding, Lifetime, we love you) but hopefully 2018: The Year of Tonya will clear things up for all of us.