Tonya Harding’s life story as a disgraced figure skater is center stage in the movie .” Her mother, LaVona “Sandy” Golden, is also portrayed in the movie. According to People, in a new interview with ABC, she blasted the biopic and calls her daughter’s memories of her lies. “I could care less about the movie than I do about the dirt outside,” she said.
“She’s lied so much she doesn’t know what isn’t a lie anymore,” said Golden. The mother noted that she was not abusive, despite her daughter asserting that they had a violent relationship and that she abused alcohol. In the film, Harding alleges that her mother once threw a steak knife at her that hit her forearm. “I didn’t abuse any of my children,” Golden said. “Spanked? Yes, spanked. Absolutely positively, you got to show them right from wrong.” She added, “Why would I throw a steak knife at anybody?”