"Why? Why?"

Kerrigan became the focus of national attention beyond the skating world when, on January 6, 1994, when she was clubbed in the knee by Shane Stant, who was hired to assault her by Tonya Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and friend Shawn Eckhardt. Despite the unprovoked nature of the attack, as a public figure she was mocked in the press for crying "Why me? Why anyone?"