Celebrity Tonya Sentenced for Fight By Stephen M. Silverman Published on September 16, 1998 12:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Former figure-skating champ Tonya Harding, 29, was sentenced in a Washington county court to three days in jail and 10 days of community service after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct and malicious mischief charges on Thursday, the Associated Press reports. Last February, Harding was arrested after punching and throwing a hubcap at her live-in boyfriend, Darren Silver, 28. Harding, who was reportedly intoxicated at the time, claimed that she was acting in self-defense. In court on Thursday, Silver, who says he forgives her, asked Judge Darvin Zimmerman to go easy on Harding. “You sort of went off the deep end,” Zimmerman told Harding, who has also been ordered to avoid alcohol for two years and to attend anger management classes. Harding was banned for life from amateur skating following her involvement in the 1994 att ack on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan.