What read like a closed book in 1994 is falling open in a Tonya Harding tell-all, reports Newsweek in an interview with the fallen figure skater. The Tonya Tapes argues that Harding wasn't just uninvolved in Nancy Kerrigan's knee-whacking—she planned to rat out her ex-husband to the FBI until he intervened, backed by two enforcers and a gun.
The book, a collection of interviews compiled by Lynda Prouse, outlines years of abuse. "This is not a skating book. It's a woman's book," says the ex-champ's manager, though "financial reasons" fuel such releases, says gold medalist Brian Boitano. Still, Harding calls her intentions altruistic: She hopes to "help just one person realize it's not shameful to ask for help."