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Tonya Harding Poses On The Red Carpet With Margot Robbie At 'I, Tonya' Premiere

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Tonya Harding returned to the spotlight, this time sharing the red carpet with actress Margot Robbie, who portrays her in the new movie, "I, Tonya."

The pair met Tuesday night at the Los Angeles premiere of the film, a dark comedy about the former figure skater's life on and off the ice and her involvement in one of sports' biggest scandals.

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PHOTO: Tonya Harding and Margot Robbie attend NEON and 30WEST Present the Los Angeles Premiere of I, Tonya Supported By Svedka, Dec. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for NEON
Tonya Harding and Margot Robbie attend NEON and 30WEST Present the Los Angeles Premiere of "I, Tonya" Supported By Svedka, Dec. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Harding, now 47, saw her figure skating career come to an end after her ex-husband hired a hit man to club Harding's main rival, Nancy Kerrigan, in the knee, during a practice session for the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit.

Kerrigan sat out the championships, which Harding ultimately won, but she soon recovered and went on to win a silver medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics. Harding finished a distant eighth at the Olympics.

PHOTO: Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan, and Kristi Yamaguchi from the U.S. Skating Team, womens singles, shown at the 1992 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Orlando, Fla.Phil Sandlin/AP
Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan, and Kristi Yamaguchi from the U.S. Skating Team, women's singles, shown at the 1992 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Orlando, Fla.

Harding denied any involvement in the attack but was banned from competitive skating for life. She also had to pay a $100,000 fine.

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Margot Robbie and Tonya Harding walk the red carpet at 'I, Tonya' premiere

On Tuesday night, she was once again in the limelight as the story of her rise and fall hits the big screen.

While walking the red carpet, a reportedly emotional Harding was joined by Robbie, 27, who graciously posed with her.

PHOTO: Craig Gillespie, Tonya Harding and Margot Robbie attend Premiere Of Neons I, Tonya at the Egyptian Theatre, Dec. 5, 2017, in Hollywood, Calif.Rich Fury/Getty Images
Craig Gillespie, Tonya Harding and Margot Robbie attend Premiere Of Neon's "I, Tonya" at the Egyptian Theatre, Dec. 5, 2017, in Hollywood, Calif.

Later, inside the premiere, Harding took pictures with actress Allison Janney, who portrays Harding's mother in the film, and other members of the cast and crew.

"I, Tonya" hits theaters Dec. 8.


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