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Tonya Harding’s Rep Quits Over Her Request to Fine Journalists Who Ask Questions ‘About the Past’

Tonya Harding. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The Tonya Harding redemption tour, engineered by both her publicist and the success of I, Tonya may well be over. In a Facebook post Thursday night, Harding’s longtime publicist Michael A. Rosenberg wrote that “‘I, Tonya’–is now ‘Goodbye, Tonya!’” and announced that he was giving her up as a client after she demanded that reporters would have to sign an affidavit saying the won’t ask her “about the past” or they’ll be fined $25,000. “Obviously, it doesn’t work that way,” he added. “I am sad as I write this; but at the same time I’m happy that I had such an adventure with the movie and with recreating a new positive image for her in the public eye.” Talking to The Hollywood Reporter about his post, Rosenberg said he hadn’t expected the split to be news and insisted “Tonya’s and my split was friendly on a personal level and only a serious business disagreement.” Harding appeared at the Golden Globes Sunday night, where Allison Janney won an award for Best Supporting Actress for playing her mother.

Tonya Harding’s Rep Quits Over Request to Fine Journalists