Nancy Grace is addressing the controversies involving Olympic skater Tonya Harding, YouTube star Logan Paul and disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein.
ET’s Katie Krause caught up with the legal analyst and television star at Saturday’s Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Winter Television Critics Association event at Tournament House in Pasadena, California, where she got candid about Harding “reinventing herself.”
Harding’s backstory and connection to the 1994 attack against fellow Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan have come under new scrutiny with the recent release of I, Tonya, and on Thursday, her longtime publicist, Michael Rosenberg, quit after she allegedly requested that reporters who ask about her past get fined $25,000.
“What I always say is, 'If you don’t know a horse, look at her track record!'” Grace said. “What could possibly have made the publicist walk out? I just can't imagine! You know what I don't like? I'm all happy about Tonya Harding reinventing herself, but... let's not get too crazy making Tonya Harding the hero in this scenario!”
Grace added that she believes Harding “knew exactly what was going on,” the night of the attack against Kerrigan, which led to her withdrawing from the U.S. Championships.
“Let me just remind everybody, Nancy Kerrigan worked her entire life sacrificing so much to go to the Olympics and then got her knees bashed in,” Grace said. “Have we all forgotten what actually happened? I haven’t!”
While Paul later explained he shared the video “to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention,” many people condemned his actions.
“It’s really bad for me, personally, because my children were very into [Paul’s Disney series] Bizaardvark,” Grace shared. “So, it's a problem in that so many children looked up to him. I think that sometimes you get so out of touch with reality and other people's feelings that you don’t realize when you're trampling all over them.”
She also questioned why film producer Harvey Weinstein has not been imprisoned following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.
“I will tell you how we can move #MeToo forward -- with a prosecution, because if what these women say is true, and I have no reason to doubt them, Harvey Weinstein needs to be behind bars,” Grace said. “Why [was] he in some fancy rehab, [and] now he's out of it? Why isn't he behind bars like every other sex offender, if what they say is true? I know the statute of limitations has run [out] in some jurisdictions, but not every jurisdiction. Wake up! Let's prosecute!”