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'Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story': Part 1 - What Tonya Harding's life growing up was like

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The former Olympic ice skater and her mother LaVona "Sandy" Golden recall Harding's childhood in Oregon.
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Nicki Rivera (8 days ago)
Lol “we were never trailer trash. We had a beautiful new trailer.”
Surftouka (10 days ago)
I see comments comparing who skated better-obviously it was Nancy, which is why Tanya was threatened. I also see comments comparing who looks younger/older, who cares? I remember this incident really well, Tanya has a serious problem and nothing excuses, nothing excuses what she did!
Iworkwithnitwits (10 days ago)
'brandy flavoring" wink wink
Diane Kerrison (11 days ago)
Kerrigan was better and nicer to watch
Nina B (12 days ago)
tonya's mother is a mother fucking BITCH, period.
aratsass1 (16 days ago)
That coffee brandy drink..I'm going to have to try it
Gia Camillo (22 days ago)
She doesn't seem to like her mom very much. I don't understand why people cant let go and forgive their parents for their short comings . I don't believe anyone grows up in a perfect life with perfect people raising us. I bet we all have things we can say about what our parents didn't do or couldn't give or mistakes that they made as flawed human beings. My parents said and did things wrong but i knew they were decent people just flawed like anyone else. Parents that work extremely hard and dont have much time to be soft . We lived in the city had a pizza shop then later a nice house in the suburbs my dad worked 15 hrs a day just to make sure we had what we did. So tanya's mom worked hard she had no choice. As for trailer trash , definitely a misconception plenty of people who make trailers their homes doesnt make them" trash", its how you live your life. the problem is alot of poor people cant afford more then a trailer but it doesn't mean they deserve that title , what about city ghettos or single homes that need lots of repair they can hide behind a brick facade of well at least its a regular house. I have seen many double wides they are gorgeous inside very nicely decorated you wouldn't even know you were in a trailer . They have come along way with mobiles better material nice layouts and decor etc etc. I was thinking on buying one myself.
Eileen LeValley (23 days ago)
I don’t like her. She talks and treats her hard working mother like crap. Doesn’t matter where you come from, don’t treat your mother like crap. She went through her skating career being a total drama queen so I can just imagine what a handful she was at home to her mother.
Eileen LeValley (19 days ago)
MoniL .... my parents weren’t perfect, I never bad mouthed them, they did the best they could. Tonya is NOT a good person, period.
MoniL (19 days ago)
Eileen LeValley You honestly think her mother was good because she was hardworking? You must've grown up very sheltered because you don't seem to understand that very few people have amazing parents. I took care of foster children and I can tell you from experience that work ethic doesn't mean great parent. If she's the "town drunk" (which I highly doubt) it's pretty obvious her upbringing wasn't that great
Eileen LeValley (19 days ago)
MoniL ..... Tonya was a good skater, But she is not a good person. And yes, she is the town drunk. Big deal she has a landscaping business, a lot of drunks work. She made fun of her mother being a waitress and she ended up just like her mother, mowing lawns and before that she was working at Sears. She should have kept her mouth shut. Ungrateful brat.
MoniL (19 days ago)
WTF are you taking about? Tonya is married with a son and she has her own landscaping business. Kinda hard to do that if you're passed out in a ditch. I agree that she might have been a brat sometimes (all kids are) but her mother was abusive. Many who skated with Tonya have witnessed it. I give her mom credit though. She wouldn't have gotten to where she was without her mother but I think what was lacking was affection and emotional support
Eileen LeValley (19 days ago)
MoniL ..... No she wasn’t. She was a brat. She treated her mother like crap and ended up just like her, she ended up working at sears after making fun of her mother being a waitress. I know someone that lives in her town, she’s a drunk. They find her all the time passed out in a ditch. She’s also known as the town trouble maker.
Diana Mari (23 days ago)
Lots of love and respect for you TONYA I grew up watching you ❤️you were amazing than and amazing now 😎⛸💕
Ruby M (24 days ago)
Tonya is still a hero, an antihero of sorts.. I had a difficult upbringing too.. Manipulative and abusive father. I know how she must've been. BTW, epic performance by Margot Robbie! 😚😚
T Sommers (24 days ago)
Brandy flavoring???????? Pine-Sol?
tim (1 month ago)
people are so easily brainwashed lmao. people are actually saying tonya is "real" and "doesn't lie" lmfao. they claim the "system" didnt support tonya yet that same system didn't support oksana baiul calling her ugly and she still got gold at the olympics. after a certain point in an adults life you can no longer use abusive households as a reason to hurt people and be an all around terrible human being. all of you crying about how she was abused dont even give a fuck that she abused her next husband when she was a boxer and beat him up you only care about this false narrative you've been fed and manipulated into believing. tonya is no poor soul that suffered at the hands of an unjust system. tonya is a monster that went through tough shit but who the fuck hasn't?
Fabricated Reality (1 month ago)
Tonya was the best
Charlotte Baldevarona (1 month ago)
Brandy flavouring lol
Evian Angel (1 month ago)
Enjoying brandy flavoring in a beautiful new trailer
Alice Said (1 month ago)
I RESPECT HER, SHE GOT SCREWED BY EVERYONE SHE TRUSTED! I LOVE U TONYA!
Rocio Trejos (1 month ago)
THIS IS JUST AN OPINION but Don't you think there's a possibility, that Nancy was actually jealous of her, cause Tonya was way better skater than her. So maybe Nancy wanted Tonya out, cause think of it.... How is it possible that a poor girl who didnt have anything was going to be better than her ?? And you can see it in her face! She is so fake, Even when the "incident" was so fake
Amalia Silva (1 month ago)
I am so happy that she survived that horrible life she had and today she's able to smile and found out a good person to love and got her own family ♥️ that is what matters most
Borris Müller (1 month ago)
Tonya’s mother was a mega bitch
Hi Roll (1 month ago)
Shoot, they gave the Miss America 1984 title back to Vanessa Williams! Why not be like that to Tonya?!
wowzer (1 month ago)
Did she just complain that her mom made her utilise the school photo for skating entry photos? I mean, very clearly they were not rich. Her mom may have been abusive, but pick your battles.
Aspen Robinson (1 month ago)
I think that was smart of her mother getting her picture at school for skating as well..to ya forgets to mention how much money her coach Diane payed out for her to skate.
shihlin1 (1 month ago)
She will carry that lingering anger and hatred towards her mother to her own deathbed.
Naire K (1 month ago)
"It was brandy flavoring " Are you fucking kidding 😂
WalterLiddy (1 month ago)
I love all these posts by people making judgements about Tonya, her mother, etc.  YOU DON'T KNOW THESE PEOPLE.  What little info you have gleaned from this video and the news, and I, Tonya are not sufficient for you to arrive at ANY conclusive judgements. If you've seen I, Tonya, one of the main points driven home by the movie is that the ignorant snap judgements of the public can ruin people's lives.  I guess nobody caught that.
Charlotte Shanagher (2 months ago)
What's wrong with being a waitress? From thus interview she worked 3 jobs to make sure you could have your dream.
Kitty Kitty Meow Meow (2 months ago)
I’m sorry Tonya seems like an ingrate! Her mother was tough but she sacrificed and worked her ass off to make shit happen financially for Tonyas dream! As a mom, I know what sacrifice it takes for your kids! Her mom was a bitch, ya but she loved her the best she could. 🇺🇸💋
Miss Masonya (2 months ago)
"Brandy flavoring" ok mama.....but dressing up to use your school pics for entry photos was brilliant; especially if on a budget!
Lau Ra (2 months ago)
Everybody has problems. She is lucky her mother trusted her and took her to skate. Another mother wouldn´t care and the child in the future would have a job like her mom. I think her mother wanted her to be more than what she could achieve. Tonya isn´t more miserable than many many many young girls in the world.
Accidental music (2 months ago)
If the I Tonya movie is true alot of people owe her an apology big time. Esp that judge
Elizabeth Leninski (2 months ago)
Mommy you were too HARSH.
Kiara Verona (2 months ago)
She was destroit from her mother and for To liv her married The man who completly Take off her carrer. .
WL Robinson (2 months ago)
Brandy flavoring...
Belinda Gannett (2 months ago)
I love her too. GO TONYA! Having parents that are so abusive is hard! She is one tough cookie! I am loving seeing her on the ice after all these years!
Chris Moeller (2 months ago)
Her mom worked hard to pay for her lessons, and found her a good coach, so she couldn’t have been all bad.
Allyson Lawrence (2 months ago)
Strange woman.
Cree Ingles (2 months ago)
Tonya should have come forward when she heard the first peep of the plan to hurt NK, but that being said, she sure got fucked the hardest out of all involved, considering she was the least involved. I don't believe she knew from the beginning. Never have.
John Smith (2 months ago)
Does this women get paid to be opposed to Tonya?
RRage99 (2 months ago)
Lmao you guys are saying tonya was a bitch and ungrateful. It’s hard to be grateful when you have a mom who punches you and occasionally throws knifes. Also didn’t you see Nancy Kerrigan‘s when she won second? Talk about ungrateful.
Fairly Vague (2 months ago)
Oh get over yourself ffs Tonya. Millions of us had violent, alcoholic, loony parents and millions of us were poor. But you can’t keep using that as an excuse for stropping around with a massive chip on your shoulder forever hun or you just continue to come across as a petulant child.
Pierce Paventy (2 months ago)
we had a brand new trailer!
exas4791 (2 months ago)
Not to detract from any suffering or difficulties of others, but doesn’t any lack of self-pity or whining in LaVona deserve an iota of admiration, especially considering her background and having to work multiple jobs ? Despite her flaws and lack of resources, she was present at the ice rink for her daughter. Sad for mother and daughter.
Aubrey (2 months ago)
Her momma said brandy, you’re a fine flavoring. What a good coffee flavor you’d be.
Aspen Robinson (2 months ago)
My mother would have rum in her coffee to.straighten up to go to work , she and her man were big alcoholic 's . I had drunks pass out in my bed with me in it, piss in my closet thinking it was the toilet. Fights everynight , men fighting busting threw my door, women crying after the fight, men abusing woman...omg. I use to walk over drunks on the floor coming home for lunch from school, they would grab my leg and say " hi sweetheart ", if a couple were coherent they would give loose change out of their pockets and I would go to.the store for candy. I seen lots .I don't blame anyone and I turned out fine ! The commentators always praised Tonya when she skated..she is such a liar and ruined her future all by herself. My mother wouldn't care if I made it to school let alone a commitment as skating. We could Never afford that , I couldn't go to Brownies cuz they didn't want commitment. I wasn't damaged and a lot of other people have the same upbringing and worse that didn't do what trashy Tonya did.
CJDavisMaine Music (2 months ago)
“Brandy flavoring” my ass
Marie-Antoinette Manzan (2 months ago)
She would have wiped the competition with or without her husband meddling with her career. Only problem is that her family and husband didn’t believe in her so they plotted against Kerrigan. She was good; she was freaking good, and it’s tragic that no matter how you paint this story, the infamy will always be tacked against her even though she knew she was better than everybody else.
46foryounger Livestreams (2 months ago)
I have to laugh at her going on about how she got to wear her skating outfit for her school photo so she could use the photo for figure skating. So what! She was poor so are many people. How is that so horrible that she used it for two purposes. She sounds like s spoiled brat.
gabriella (2 months ago)
“Did you grew up in portland” am i dumb or was that grammatically wrong
Deanna Glory (2 months ago)
She has an alcoholics nose.
Victor Yanez (2 months ago)
What if someone bashed you on your knee caps!?
Ashwini Gupta (2 months ago)
Did she say ‘trader trash’!??
missy puffin (2 months ago)
I dealt with this showing horses. Especially after fellow competitors found out I worked in a strip club. And I showed my $800 Quarter Horse to State and National titles. Fuck snobs!
Ev. (2 months ago)
I’m a waitress& I fucking love it 🍷🍽🍾
Catepilarr (2 months ago)
the question What was is about skating? dont think you can explain this to a non-skater :)
Shann D (2 months ago)
That horrible mother used her daughter to try to get rich and famous. gross.
Tina Desjarlais (2 months ago)
" We were never trailer trash, we had a beautiful new trailer. " 😂
I love puppies puppy (2 months ago)
She's a fucking ungrateful bitch
Jackie P (2 months ago)
She's like the Britney Spears of Figure Skating.
TheBigBoss (2 months ago)
All these people hating on her, if they were in her position, they wouldn't last a week. Guilty or not , which i believe she's not, because why would she risk her dream/passion for something like that.She's a legend.
Emma Taylor (2 months ago)
I didn't recognise her. I actually think she is better looking now she's older.
Bambi O. (2 months ago)
I've worked with kids physically and psychologically abused by their parents and I swear, a big part of the parents sound the same as Tonya's mother. They'll lie straight to your face about not abusing their children, even when all the signs are there. And when they do admit some of it, they'll bring up all the things they've done for their kids (working, sending them to school, etc, as if it were some kind of favor).
Dennis Galabo (2 months ago)
"I had brandy flavoring. You can't get drunk on flavoring." My favorite line. Lol
MammaBear (2 months ago)
God knows Mom's are never perfect. It seems to me that Tonya's Mom did her best to give Tonya a brighter future than she had. It was a different time and her mother was raised very differently than we would raise children today. She has certainly made a lot of mistakes and isn't blameless by a long shot. But, I think Tonya, even in middle age, is a an ungrateful brat who still has a chip on her shoulder and wants to blame other people for the choices she made.
liligh (2 months ago)
I find her very bitter and unlikeable. Her mom looks more truthful
remy paraskovia (2 months ago)
Kerrigan was a victim of an assault Tonya Harding was a victim of her Mon, her husband, the judges, the world.
WhiteTigerForever25 (2 months ago)
Kerrigan played the pity me, martyr game hard and took advantage of the situation. She won a damn pity medal. She's still trying with her pain and suffering story that she plays out while she's competition dancing.... Poor her... Harding had her life ripped away from her, her only way out of the hell she grew up with and in, banned for life. She was picked on by the association and from the word go, would use anything to get rid of her... Harding is one hell of a woman, a survivor, strong and a heroine imo. Kerrigan's playing the victim for sympathy winning again: http://people.com/tv/dancing-with-the-stars-nancy-kerrigan-surprising-injury/ Harding, a survivor and strong no matter what happened to her, she plowed straight ahead. http://www.espn.com/espnw/culture/article/21703775/tonya-harding-short-lived-boxing-career
www (2 months ago)
her mom... i understand she did the best she could. but honestly, how can you expect putting a kid through all that and not have her grow up all sorts of dysfunctional? there are thousands of rich kids out there who have it 100x easier and still grow up dysfunctional. it takes more than putting food on the table to raise a child.
Kathleen Smith (3 months ago)
It just shows how the media manipulates and lies yet another reason not to believe what we are told.
jolly fresh (3 months ago)
the mother had a sad life too its a sad story fullstop tanya probably shoudnt have tried to fit into upper class when yp8r poor it dont work never will
Kadeem John (3 months ago)
We were never trailer trash, we had beautiful new trailer...lol, I know her mom was abusive but...gahhh, I get the feeling she thought whole heartedly that her tough love was for the best, and is now in denial about how it negatively affected her daughter. Sad they could never resolve this.
V-Zix (3 months ago)
Brandy-flavoured brandy isn’t really brandy, I guess.
Maraish Gomez (3 months ago)
Brandy flavouring won't get you drunk..... the words of an alcoholic person!!!! I know a few people that say that and are alcoholics, that obviously damages families
blehh853 (3 months ago)
Tonya, know that whatever you did in the past, its in the past!! You are the GREATEST SKATER OF ALL TIME!!! YOU LANDED A TRIPLE AXEL!!! Gold medal or not, you are the best skater the world has seen! You're powerful and passionate! And no one can ban you from being that!
plavi slon (3 months ago)
Brandy flavoring holly fucking shit
Anaaewp (3 months ago)
Watched the movie today, cried in many moments. The abuse she suffered was absolutely devastating and nobody should never have to go through that.
Freedom Speaks (3 months ago)
Damn she looks old and her mother looks like her grandmother.
Xena (3 months ago)
“We were never trailer trash. We had a new trailer.” That was funny and cute I’m sorry
LaLa Johnson (3 months ago)
She was an abused child and so many people saw the abuse and no one did anything? Why? She was a victim of severe emotional abuse and some physical abuse. We never even thought of her as a child. It is like a 10 year committing a crime is the same as if she is 15 or 20.
LaLa Johnson (3 months ago)
You are where you are because of your choices and your choices only. She paid the price and deserves a second chance
E S (3 months ago)
E S (3 months ago)
Whats wrong with being a waitess ? Its an honest living ..idk she sounds like her character would do anything to get to the top...not buying it
Dream On (3 months ago)
I was not going to be like the woman who busted her ass for me....working 3 jobs...making it possible for me to achieve more....so instead of letting it drive me in a good way I made all bad choices that sunk my career before it began. It's sad. Her mother did the best she could while dealing with poverty and addiction. It did break Tonya in coping skills and morals. Tonya's jealousy of Nancy Kerrigan went far beyond skating abilities. She envied her family unit and support system. The whole thing is sad.
Sanbika (3 months ago)
Shame she didn’t have more people like Diane in her life. Say what you will about her bitterness, upbringing and “lack of grace” that woman had an athleticism and tenacity few skaters of her era could touch.
Alice Wilde (3 months ago)
her pretty triple axel routine included a Tone Loc song, that makes her the coolest person in the world in my book
Alice Wilde (3 months ago)
her mother gives me the creeps
A hern (3 months ago)
Lol ur crazy
Patricia Barkley (3 months ago)
Living in a trailer does not make you trailer trash. It is what you have in your heart. She married trash. She knew they planned something, but didn't find out. She heard them talking, but didn't know. Tonya, you were not a victim all your life. There were times, when she would look at Nancy, and you could see the hate in her eyes.
Lucky# Two (3 months ago)
What's wrong with being a waitress...
fatima cunha (3 months ago)
but i love the movie
fatima cunha (3 months ago)
she was gulty...she knew Nancy training schedule... the price she payed unfortunally was ruf... Nancy was spoiled brat what ever she was she could be damage for ever... they could heart her severily... ruined nancy life for ever just because she was on competetion with Tonya... playing with someone nee is fucked up...
Pema Bhuti (3 months ago)
She just wanted to be loved. 😭
daveyork0 (3 months ago)
In no sense was she born White trash: she earned it
Joy Hickman (3 months ago)
Omg!!! I choked down my drink when I heard " we were never Trailer Trash! We had a beautiful new trailer!" Omg, I'm still laughing just writing this! Bahahaha....
lynn (3 months ago)
If Tonya felt like she came from trash it does not appear to have been altered much by her own merit. I am not going for this sour grapes bs. Tonya had choices but she chose to carry on the legacy she proclaims to come from.
lynn (3 months ago)
Tonya made a big mistake in life and what better target than Mom. Seems to me a woman who worked three jobs regardless of what she put in her coffee wanted her daughter to succeed. It is sad to see the scornful comments in here about trailers as though it is a given that they be labeled 'trash'. Does a brick and mortar home equal perfection on its own merit? Olympic training does not come free, in fact, it eats up ones life. It is a complex issue and not easily described by bandying cliches about.
NightOwlHazards (3 months ago)
She sounds so snarky and ungrateful... she says she has had a crap life but she could’ve been so much more if she chose a different path. This new movie is just another route she chose to get money. And that was her goal. She wanted to get money. Now she got it. She’s back in the spotlight. Shrugs.
Evie Hammond (3 months ago)
I'm sure Tonya had a dysfunctionable life but so did a lot of people. Only they don't use it to justify their own poor behavior as an adult. Every interview with her is about what a drunken bitch her mom was or still is, for that matter. We get it Tonya you wanna play the victim card. When she constantly played the victim in all these interviews it starts to seem like that's her excuse for why she did what she did. I get that her part in the incident with Kerrigan was finding out after the fact & still not reporting it. No amt of growing up in a dysfunctionable environment is going to explain that away or get her sympathy points. It was wrong on her part...case closed. I think more people would of forgiven her for that over time had she not constantly gone out of her way to give excuses for it or it some round about way justify it.
Candy Smith (3 months ago)
"I give her credit, when I'm being a bitch. That's where I get it from" - Describing her Mom
beetlejes (3 months ago)
That "beautiful new trailer" remark, made me bust out laughing. I'll never forget it 😂
Sarah White (3 months ago)
Her mom obviously cared enough about her to work no one is perfect let her mom drink her brandy flavoring dang

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