Tonya Harding Offers Support to Nancy Kerrigan

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Some of you may not recall the infamous run-up to the 1994 Olympics, during which Tonya Harding's ex-husband hired a hit man to club her chief figure skating rival, Nancy Kerrigan, in the knee to better Tonya's odds at the U.S. trials.

Well, that happened. So we can't exactly say we were expecting Harding of all people to speak out and offer Kerrigan sympathy in the aftermath of her father's death.

Daniel Kerrigan died at the age of 70. Nancy's 45-year-old brother, Mark Kerrigan, was arrested for assault and battery on an elder resulting in serious bodily injury.

Despite their adversarial past, Tonya Harding offered support to Nancy.

Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding go way back. Not in a good way.

"Tonya feels very sad for Nancy and her family and extends her deepest sympathy and condolences to them," her rep said in a statement to The Insider.

"Tonya's beloved dad, Al Harding, passed away this past April, so she understands the grief Nancy and her family are feeling at this difficult time."

We wouldn't hold our breath waiting for a reply if we were her, but that classy statement to her skating counterpart does accomplish this much:

It was less insane than when Tonya took on Barack Obama. Goodness.

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Harding's just another desperate, talentless hack looking for attention.

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