Nancy Kerrigan Attacker Tells His Side of Story in Doc Trailer
'My Hero's Shadow,' about Shane Stant and his sister, offers a personal view of an often forgotten yet key player in the Tonya Harding scandal.
In the wake of I, Tonya's popularity, Shane Stant — the man who assaulted figure skater Nancy Kerrigan with a police baton — is telling his side of the story.
In a new trailer for the documentary My Hero's Shadow, Stant recounts the incident, the planning that went into it and the time he spent in prison as a result. If you mentally believe that you belong somewhere, then no one will question you,” Stant says in the trailer, describing how he bypassed security to gain access to Kerrigan. “I was timing the movements of the cameramen. He followed [Kerrigan], he put the camera down and I just walked right past him to the right.”
Stant was said to have been hired by figure skater Tonya Harding's then-husband, Jeff Gillooly, and bodyguard, Shawn Eckhardt, in hopes of ruining Kerrigan's chances at the 1994 Winter Olympics.
"I was beating people up periodically for money," Stant says in the trailer. After the attack on Kerrigan, Stant spent 15 months in prison.
The documentary also places a focus on Stant's sister, Maile, who was only two years old at the time.
In the trailer, Maile describes coming to terms with her brother being labeled a "thug" and "hitman," when she described him as "compassionate" and "so tender in how he impacted the world around him."
My Hero's Shadow is currently seeking distribution.