Jeff Gillooly: Where Is Tonya Harding’s Ex-Husband Now?

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Getty Jeff Gillooly, ex-husband of figure skater Tonya Harding, listens to questions from cameramen 15 January 1994 after picking up the mail outside the rural cabin the couple shared.

For those paying attention in the 1990s, Jeff Gillooly was one of the decade’s top villains: The slippery-seeming, mustachioed ex-husband of figure skater Tonya Harding was a key character in the true-crime caper in which Harding’s rival Nancy Kerrigan was kneecapped.

Others were first introduced to Gillooly by the 2018 movie I, Tonya, which hardly paints him as a sympathetic figure, although the film repeatedly cuts to scenes of a modern-day Gillooly denying claims of wife beating. The Harding/Kerrigan drama heralded a new 24-hour news hole and cable news’ penchant for turning true crime dramas into serial narratives. Gillooly’s 15 minutes of infamy were again extended on January 11, 2018 when ABC aired a program called Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding story, which recounted the pair’s troubled romance and painted him as a controlling and negative influence in her life. Harding reiterated claims of alleged wife beating, describing Gillooly as an abusive husband. Gillooly told ABC News in a statement that Harding told lies.

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Alleged figure skater assault consipirator Jeff Gillooly (R) attends his arraignment hearing 19 January 1994, flanked by attorney Ronald H. Hoevet. Gillooly, the former husband of figure skater Tonya Harding, was set free on bail for his accused attack on U.S.

That all has a lot of people wondering: Where is Jeff Gillooly today? Is he still in touch with Tonya Harding, who is now 47 and married with a child? At the end of the movie, it’s revealed that Gillooly has changed his name to avoid the curse of tabloid infamy. He’s now known as Jeff Stone, viewers are told.

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Figure skater Tonya Harding waves to cameramen through her car window 15 January 1994 as she and ex-husband Jeff Gillooly drive up to her rural cabin.

Deadspin tracked down Jeff Gillooly AKA Jeff Stone in 2013 and found that his life took more turns for the worse in the 20 years after the scandal, including “a restraining order filed by his ex-wife; a restraining order filed against his ex-wife; arrests on charges of assault, DUI, and driving with a suspended license, according to court records. His woes weren’t all criminal: He has declared bankruptcy, been sued nearly a dozen times, and is currently on his third marriage, to Christy Novasio, with whom he’s been in a relationship for 11 years. His ex-wife, Nancy Sharkey, was a drug addict who committed suicide in 2005 by jumping headlong from a third-floor fire escape at a Memphis rehab clinic.”

According to Deadspin, Gillooly became a car salesman and shaved off his trademark mustache.

Gillooly and Nancy had two children together and ran Nancy Nicole’s Tanning and Beauty salon in Portland, Oregon.

If you forgot how the knee-capping caper went down, it was a bumbling Fargo-style plot allegedly involving Gillooly and a group of his goons. The movie leaves it an open question the degree to which Gillooly and Harding were really involved. They didn’t do the knee-capping; it was another man who took a metal baton and whacked the leg of Nancy Kerrigan, the goody-two shoes ice princess who was Harding’s figure skating rival. In the end, Harding pleaded guilty to “conspiring to hinder prosecution” and faded into a life of female boxing and general obscurity. Gillooly received the stiffest sentence of the group: Two years in prison. The other men involved, Shawn Eckardt, Shane Stant and Derrick Smith, each received 18-month prison terms.

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GettyTonya Harding and Margot Robbie attend NEON and 30WEST Present the Los Angeles Premiere of “I, Tonya” Supported By Svedka on December 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

The actor who played Gillooly in the movie, Sebastian Stan, met with the real man. “I think he saw a picture of me as him with the mustache, and he wrote to me and he said something like, ‘Well, nice mustache! You might bring that into fashion, something I never could have done,’” Stan told Entertainment Online. “It was funny.”

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GettyUS figure skaters Tonya Harding (L) and Nancy Kerrigan avoid each other during a training session 17 February in Hamar, Norway, during the Winter Olympics. Kerrigan was hit on the knee in January 1994 during the US Olympic Trials.

According to Town and Country, Harding and Gillooly married when she was 19 and divorced after three years. She’s now married to her third husband, and they have a son together. Tonya’s real-life mother Sandy Golden, the real villain of the movie, disputes she was abusive and says her daughter hates her, and they have been estranged for years.

Where is Nancy Kerrigan today? She spends her time focusing on motherhood and appeared on Dancing With the Stars.

As for the others? Shawn Eckardt, the burly bodyguard with the spy complex who helped hatch the plot, died young. The former Harding bodyguard died at the age of 40 in 2007 of natural causes, according to his obituary in The New York Times. The obituary reports that, when Eckardt died, he was living in Beaverton, Oregon. After the attack, he changed his name to Brian Sean Griffith. For a time, he started a computer company, but it failed.

Shane Stant, the man who actually delivered the baton to Kerrigan’s knee, turned his life around and tried unsuccecssfully to convince a judge to expunge his conviction so he could try to become a Navy Seal. According to ESPN, Stant had moved to Southern California, where he embarked on a career in marketing. Online records show that he still lived in California in 2017. He’s stayed out of the public eye.

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Xavior

We who believe Jesus should have any FEAR,,
Jesus redeemed us ,,
Jesus promised us eternal life ,,
We should not have any vengeance ,,
We should not have any bitterness,,,,
My brother’s son’s hand was handicapped by doctors while taking him out of his mother’s WOMB,,,
I remain unmarried,,,,,
This my mother asked ,,,,,
Is it a CURSE ?
Below answer is brother Xaviour is soothing,,,
God bless him .
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Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law

CHRIST HAS REDEEMED us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us.
What was that curse?
It is recorded in Deuteronomy, chapter 28, where we are told that the following
diseases came upon the people because of disobedience to God’s law: pestilence,
consumption (or tuberculosis), fever, inflammation, extreme burning, botch, emerods, scab, itch, blindness, smiting in the knee and in the leg, and failing of the eyes.
If your case has not been definitely stated in this list, then listen to verses 60-61 of
this chapter: all the diseases of Egypt, and also every sickness and every disease which is not written in the book of this law.
These words include you and your case, Redeemed from Curses.
Paul says that Christ redeemed us from this curse of the law, because he was made a curse for us. The curse of the law includes all diseases, every sickness, and every plague known throughout the history of the world.

In order for Christ to redeem us from this terrible curse of the law, He was made a
curse for us; that is, He bore for us the punishment prescribed by the law. That is why He had to take our infirmities, and bear our sicknesses.
Adam and Eve sold us into slavery to the devil and put us in bondage to his power,
under his jurisdiction. But Christ has redeemed us. He has bought us back.
He has purchased us with the price of His own body and blood, and freed us. You are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Abundant Life
What a thrill to know that God so loved us that He paid a great price for our
redemption. He gave His Son as our substitute, who assumed our guilt, bore our
judgment and endured our condemnation, in order to absolve us of all debt and obligation to Satan’s regime, so that we could be restored to God as though no sin had ever been committed. He legally redeemed us. He proved how much He values us and wants to be able to share His best with us – His abundant life.
God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son.
That was the kind of love we cannot understand God’s love.
Salvation is your emancipation from everything outside God’s will for humankind.
Now you can act accordingly. You may speak the language of a winner.
Confess your freedom, instead of your bondage. Confess: With his stripes, I am healed, instead of your sickness. Confess your redemption from all disease. Confess that your redemption is complete – from sin and sickness.
Confess that Satan’s dominion over you ended at Calvary, because it was there that
God freed you. God’s word states all of this, so confess it.
Slaves Set Free
When the slaves in the United States were emancipated, they were still living in slaves’ quarters. They still looked like slaves. They still felt like slaves. But when they heard the Emancipation Proclamation read, they had a legal right to say, “I am free,” and to act on that liberty.
Believe in your proclamation of freedom: Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which
Christ has made us free

You are free. Confess that. Tell the devil that you have found the truth. He has
known it all the time, but has lied to you and blinded your eyes to it. He has kept you
from knowing your legal rights in Christ, your redeemer. The god of this world (Satan)
has blinded the minds of them which believe not.
Tell Satan you have found the truth – the truth that sets you free from him. Let him
know, by your confession of God’s word, that you are free from his dominion and that you know it.
The statement, He (Jesus) has borne our griefs (sicknesses), and carried our sorrows (diseases), is God’s check for your perfect healing. Endorse that check with your confession, and perfect health will be manifested in your body.
An End to Chronic Ailments
The diseases of your body were laid on Jesus. You need never bear them, because He has borne them for you. All you need to do is believe this and begin to confess it.
Refuse to allow sickness to stay in your body, because you were healed with His (Jesus’) stripes.
If Christians would believe this, it would be the end of so-called chronic ailments in
their bodies. Always remember: Satan is a deceiver, a liar.
Sickness, disease, sin, and infirmities, all were laid on Christ. He bore them. He
carried them away, leaving us free and well. We should rejoice in this liberty of ours.
Redemption has not become a reality to many. It has been only a theory, a doctrine,
or a creed. Satan has taken advantage of this lack of understanding.
We are redeemed from all the power of Satan. That means we are bought back from
the hand of the enemy. We are born again. We are the new creation. We are freed
from the kingdom of darkness. We are no longer slaves of Satan. Sin and sickness no longer rule over us.
You are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit,
which are God’s.
No Trespassing
How can you glorify God in your body when it is weakened by disease? It is just as
impossible to glorify God properly in your body when it is full of sickness as it is to glorify God in your spirit when it is full of sin.

Tell the devil, “Satan, you are a liar. You know I am redeemed, because I have
accepted Jesus as my redeemer. I am no longer dwelling on your territory, and you have no legal right to trespass on my property. It is no longer yours, neither is it under your jurisdiction. I have been redeemed from your authority by Jesus Christ.”
Say to your enemy, “This sickness you have put on me was cursed on the cross of
Calvary for me, and you know that I do not have to bear it. I command you, in Jesus
Christ’s name, to leave my body. I am free from your curse, for it is written: With his
stripes, I am healed, so I am healed. God said so. Satan, you are a liar; your pains are lies, your symptoms are lies, and your words are lies. You are the father of lies, Jesus said you are.” Then, thank the Lord for your deliverance.
Satan knows all of that. It is only when he knows that you have discovered it that he
must respect your words. So few realize that they are free from the dominion of Satan. He knows it, but until you discover it, he will continue his assault on your life. Many have died prematurely because they have not known their rights in Christ.
Crucified, Buried, and Raised With Christ
When Jesus was crucified, we were crucified with Him. I am crucified with Christ.
When Jesus was buried, we were buried with him.
When Jesus arose from the grave as conqueror, we arose with Him. He has quickened us together with Christ; and has raised us up together in Christ.
When Jesus went back to the throne and sat on the right hand of God, (He) made us
sit together (with Him) in heavenly places.
We are his (God’s) workmanship, created in Christ Jesus. Through Jesus Christ, God
made us what we are – a new creation.
If any one be in Christ, that person is a new creature; old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become new.
We are now a new creature, made in the likeness of God, through the power of Jesus
Christ. God gives us His nature, His love, His faith, His life, His Spirit, His power. We
are re-created.
All that Jesus did was for us. Everything He conquered was for us. He had no need
to conquer Satan for Himself.
He had no sins of His own to carry away, because He had no sin until He took our sins
He did this for us.
He had no need to put away sickness for Himself, because He had no sickness until He
was made sick for us. He did this for us. He conquered for us; and now that we are
recreated in Christ Jesus and are made partakers with Him, we become conquerors
through Him.
In all these things, Paul says, we are more than conquerors, through him that loved us.
All Was for Us
All that Jesus did was for us, and we are now partakers of His victory.
We were captives, but Christ has freed us from captivity.
We were cursed by sin and sickness; but Christ, our redeemer, has freed us from that
curse and loosed us from its dominion.
We were weak, but the Lord has become our strength, so now we are strong.
We were bound and imprisoned, but Christ has freed us from slavery.
We were sick, but Christ has home our sicknesses and carried them away, so now, with his stripes we are healed.
Remember, you were slaves of Satan. You were bound by sin and sin’s penalty,
sickness. You were subject to Satan’s authority. But now you are free. You now have
Christ’s emancipation proclamation – the Bible – and it is YOURS.
Do not be a slave any longer. Do like the slaves in the United Sates did when they
heard their Emancipation Proclamation read: Claim your liberty; act on your deliverance.
You are free. Shout your freedom. Confess your freedom. Believe in your freedom.
Redemption is a fact. Act on your liberty. Your bondage is past. Your prison is open.
Your freedom is granted.
The Spirit of the Lord God is on me; because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captive, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.20 Moffatt’s Translation reads: to tell prisoners they are free, to tell captives they are released.

Anonymous

OK, I’m Canadian and we don’t have people like the crazy jesus freak above who is ranting about god and jesus and shit so I have to ask, are there actually these kind of people in the US? Its a really scary concept…

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