Jeff Gillooly

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Jeff Gillooly (now Jeff Stone) is the ex-husband of former ice skating star Tonya Harding. He is best known for being found guilty of conspiring with Shawn Eckhardt in hiring Shane Stant to attack rival skater Nancy Kerrigan. Gilloly and Harding married in 1990, and divorced in 1993.

On July 14, 1994, he was sentenced to two years in prison. After his release he and the two other conspirators publicly severed all ties with Harding.

Gillooly eventually changed his name to the less-recognizable Jeff Stone.

[edit] Trivia

  • Because this was announced around the time of Congressional leader Newt Gingrich's peak of popularity, Jay Leno announced on the Tonight Show that Jeff Gillooly had changed his name to Newt Gillooly.
  • In an episode of Seinfeld called The Understudy, Jerry reports that attendees of his act yell "Gillooly" at him after his friend George accidentally injures Bette Midler while Jerry is dating Midler's understudy.
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