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Harding’s Pretrial Hearing Delayed

March 8, 2000

CAMUS, Wash. (AP) _ A pretrial hearing for figure skating bad girl Tonya Harding has been delayed for two weeks.

Harding allegedly punched her boyfriend in the face and struck him with a hubcap at her rural home on Feb. 23. The 29-year-old has pleaded innocent to the misdemeanor domestic assault charge, which could get her a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

Harding’s pretrial hearing was rescheduled for March 22, according to the office of Shawn MacPherson, Camus city attorney.

Her boyfriend, Darren Silver, 28, had been at Harding’s home at the time. He has since moved out.

In a recording of a 911 call released by police, a male voice identified as Silver says: ``I want to find out the rules, if, like, we both go to jail or not because my girlfriend is beating ... me.″

A woman then came on the line and said, ``This is Tonya Harding and I don’t want to put it over the air. I want this kept confidential. I punched him in the face because he came after me, he put me to the ground.″

In the background, Silver can be heard yelling: ``I did not! You are a liar! You are a liar! You are a felon and I have nothing to hide!″

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