Sports Brennan: Allison Janney misguided in defense of Tonya Harding

22:11  12 january  2018
22:11  12 january  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

Lac-Megantic closing arguments continue today

  Lac-Megantic closing arguments continue today Closing arguments at the Lac-Megantic criminal trial enter their third day today as defence lawyers continue to make the case their clients should be found not guilty. Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre have all pleaded not guilty to one count of criminal negligence causing the death of 47 people.On July 6, 2013, a runaway train carrying crude derailed in Lac-Megantic and exploded, killing the 47 and destroying part of the downtown core.The Crown presented its arguments Wednesday, Demaitre's lawyer was front and centre Thursday and Labrie's is expected to address the jury today.

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. Brennan : Allison Janney misguided in defense US figure skaters Tonya Harding (L) and Nancy Kerrigan avoid each other during a training session in Hamar, Norway, during the Winter Olympics.

Tonya Harding has passed the years in her own way and most recently turned up at the 2018 Golden Globes alongside the cast of I, Tonya , but Nancy Kerrigan, the victim-turned-Olympics-hero, had a much different path in the years since the infamous attack.

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Allison Janney won a Golden Globe on Sunday night for her portrayal of Tonya Harding’s mother in the new movie, I, Tonya.

Closing arguments resume at Lac-Megantic trial

  Closing arguments resume at Lac-Megantic trial SHERBROOKE, Que. - Tom Harding, the conductor of the train that derailed, exploded and killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, didn't act perfectly the night of the tragedy, but he acted reasonably, his lawyer said Monday in his closing statements. Lawyer Charles Shearson told the 14 jurors he admits Harding didn't conduct a proper brake test on the train after he parked the oil-laden convoy outside the small town the night of July 5, 2013. But Harding Lawyer Charles Shearson told the 14 jurors he admits Harding didn't conduct a proper brake test on the train after he parked the oil-laden convoy outside the small town the night of July 5, 2013.

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. Brennan : Allison Janney misguided in defense US figure skaters Tonya Harding (L) and Nancy Kerrigan avoid each other during a training session in Hamar, Norway, during the Winter Olympics.

Emmy winner Allison Janney confessed to Ellen that all she wanted to do was give Olympic skater Tonya Harding a hug after meeting her for the first time at

She also spent a fair amount of time at the Globes trying to rewrite Tonya’s biographical history.

“She wasn’t embraced for her individuality enough,” Janney told USA TODAY in a red-carpet interview. “I don’t think the figure skating world embraced her or wanted her to succeed because they didn’t think she represented the kind of woman they wanted to represent the figure skating community, that they wanted to represent America.”

Janney might want to take a look at U.S. and Olympic figure skating records before she says too much more.

While Harding was a rough-around-the-edges athlete in a sport in which most toed the line in the 1990s, she still was given opportunity after opportunity to represent the United States around the world.

Judge gives instructions to Lac-Megantic jury

  Judge gives instructions to Lac-Megantic jury Judge gives instructions to Lac-Megantic juryThe jurors will be sequestered once Quebec Superior Court Justice Gaetan Dumas has finished his charge.

Brennan : Allison Janney misguided in defense of Tonya Harding . By Wat if on January 12, 2018 No Comments / 53 views. [unable to retrieve full-text content].

Actress Allison Janney gives us her thoughts on Tonya Harding at the 2018 Golden Globes. Allison Janney won a Golden Globe on Sunday night for her portrayal of Tonya Harding ’s mother in the new movie, I, Tonya .

She is the rare figure skater to be sent to not one, but two Olympic Games — the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France, followed by the 1994 Games in Lillehammer, Norway. In both cases, U.S. Figure Skating and U.S. skating judges made those decisions, and most assuredly wanted Harding to succeed.

Unfortunately, Harding arrived at both Olympic Games out of shape and unprepared, finishing fourth and eighth, respectively. It was she who squandered the opportunities she was given to win two Olympic medals.

The winner of two national titles (one was later taken away because of her role in the attack on Nancy Kerrigan), Harding also was sent by U.S. Figure Skating to two world championships, where she finished second and sixth.

It appears that in trying to promote a movie, Janney hasn’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.

Meanwhile, in an ironic twist, Janney chose to heap praise on Harding on a night in which Hollywood focused on the #MeToo campaign and assaults and attacks on women — even as Harding herself pled guilty to the felony of conspiracy to hinder the prosecution in the Kerrigan attack, obtained information on Kerrigan’s training site that was given to the man who eventually attacked Kerrigan and admitted to ABC News that she heard her live-in ex-husband and his friends talking about the attack.

Jurors ask first questions in Lac-Megantic trial .
SHERBROOKE, Que. - Jurors in the Lac-Megantic criminal negligence trial have asked the judge their first questions since being sequestered last Thursday. During their fifth day of deliberations today, the jurors requested a dictionary and clarifications on various judicial matters. Jurors are asking for clarification on the term "reasonable doubt." They are also seeking an explanation about the legal concepts of a reasonable person and a reasonable and prudent person.

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