Jeffery Scott Stone (Gillooly) MP

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Location: Clackamas, Clackamas, Oregon, United States
Birthdate: (46)
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About Jeffery Scott Stone (Gillooly)

Jeff Gillooly is the former husband of American figure skater Tonya Harding and is best known for his role in the attack on Harding's skating rival Nancy Kerrigan.

Gillooly became notorious in conjunction with the January 6, 1994 attack on Kerrigan. The widely publicized attack took place during a practice session on the eve of the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit. Gillooly and two associates conspired to break Kerrigan's right leg so that she would be unable to skate. Her leg was only bruised, not broken, but the injury forced her to withdraw from the national championship. Harding won that event, and they were both selected for the 1994 Olympic team. Harding finished eighth in Lillehammer, while Kerrigan, by then fully recovered from the injury, won the silver medal behind Oksana Baiul.

On February 1, 1994, Gillooly accepted a plea bargain in exchange for his testimony against Harding. Gillooly and three associates served time in prison for the attack. Harding avoided further prosecution and a possible jail sentence by pleading guilty on March 16 to conspiring to hinder prosecution of the attackers. She received three years probation, 500 hours of community service, and a $160,000 fine.

In her 2008 autobiography, The Tonya Tapes, Harding said that she wanted to call the FBI to reveal what she knew about the planned attack, but refused when Gillooly allegedly threatened her with death following a gunpoint gang rape by him and two other men she did not know. Gillooly, who has since changed his name to Jeff Stone, called the allegations "utterly ridiculous."