Shamed ice-skater Tonya Harding's 'boyfriend' has been arrested after a fight between the couple at her home in Washington state on Sunday (23OCT05).

Christopher Nolan, 27, pleaded not guilty to assault on Monday (24OCT05), alleging Harding threw him and bit his finger during the scuffle, but admitted he had drunk too much.

Harding, 34 - who had told the 911 operator she had been attacked by two masked men who had come to her Vancouver home - was left with a cut above her right eye and abrasion.

Nolan, who claims he is just Harding's roommate, was ordered by police to stay away from Harding and avoid alcohol.

Harding was banned from figure skating for life after her ex-husband JEFF GILLOLLY hired a hitman to attack rival Nancy Kerrigan ahead of the 1994 US championships in Detroit, Michigan.

Most recently she has become a professional boxer.