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Hope Solo Claiming Maksim Chmerkovskiy Slapped Her

Submitted by on August 17, 2012 – 10:28 am Comments

Solo and Chmerkovskiy in season 13 Dancing with the starsHope Solo has made some serious accusations against her “Dancing With The Stars” partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. According to her new book, Chmerkovskiy slapped the Team USA soccer star. In “Solo: A Memoir of Hope” Solo claims that Chmerkovskiy slapped her across the cheek while he was trying to show her the correct position to hold her head during a dance move.

Chmerkovskiy was absolutely floored by these accusations and is very adamant that the story is completely false. Chmerkovskiy has no idea as to why Solo would post defamatory stories that are false. He is also oblivious as to why Solo has ill will towards him. A source close to the dancer revealed that the couple has even had dinner together several times since the show ended. The two were partners on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2011, season 13 of the show.

Solo tweeted just prior to the start of the Olympics that Chmerkovskiy was more than welcome to come see her play and offered him free seats to one of the Team USA soccer games. That doesn’t quite sound like someone who holds ill will towards another. So where did this story come from?

In “Solo: A Memoir of Hope”, the 31 year old soccer player wrote that Chmerkovskiy had manhandled her during rehearsals from the very beginning. She said he would push her, hit her on the stomach, and roughly bend her arms, trying to get them into the correct position. According to Solo, she just figured that’s how dancers treated each other, but his behavior towards her continued to worsen. She states that “One day, Maks was trying to put me in a certain postion and hit my stomach so hard with his open palm that I had a red handprint there for the rest of the day.”

According to Solo, after this incident while rehearsing for the season 13 Halloween episode, ABC offered to find the gold medal-winning US women’s soccer team goalie a new partner. She however declined, stating that she did not want to end his career. How noble of her!Solo and Chmerkovskiy

The 32 year old dancer, Chmerkovskiy, has not yet openly commented on the allegations, but he did post to twitter saying that he’s “Always hated hypocrites and liars… But when someone is both AND an opportunist, I just feel bad for them. Can’t win at someone’s expense…”

As we all know, there are always three sides to every story; his, hers, and the truth. It’s not likely that we’ll find out what really happened, but hopefully this dispute doesn’t get out of hand.

Keaven Neely

Keaven is a stay at home mother of two little girls. She writes her blog This Mama Is Crazy and also sells her arts and crafts on her Etsy site. Writer of “The No BS Zone”

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