Maksim Chmerkovskiy Gets Tough on Hope Solo

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy largely kept a very low profile this week.

On the heels of laying into the judges for their critiques on Dancing With the Stars a week ago, he was more or less reserved this week. Except in rehearsals.

Last night, viewers saw a clip from a group rehearsal in which Maks got aggressive with partner Hope Solo, at one point appearing to push her in the shoulder.

He was then shown exiting the room, leaving others uncomfortable. But Hope says she has no problem with Maks' teaching style - in fact, she encourages it.

"Obviously it's working," she said backstage. "We're here for the 7th week. We're getting OK scores. You wouldn't want to see me if he wasn't tough on me."

The judges praised Hope's improvement this week, so there's something to it. Check out their routine below and see the soccer star in action with Maks ...

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I will not watch dwts any more if they take maks off the show. He has never got a young girl or a small person to dance with. If you take notice maks always gets older and larger women every years. Why can,t you be fair on the show. I am very disappointed with the show this year. Keep up with your favortisment and the show is going to go down in veiwers. I have watch this show every year since it came on and hope I see the judges to be more fair to all the dancers. Watching the judges judge you have your favorites and don,t see anything good others do. M

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Uhhhh,hellooo.c'mon ppl its obvious max has personal issues...its no wonder why the ahole is single.
I never see derrick huff using that type of teaching technique w/anyone&its obvious he's a great teacher whereas max isn't. Max may be a good dancer,but doesn't have ppl skills.
Something to thnk about....hope solo got better after being taught by someone else when max injured his toe, aaaand she obviously had more fun being taught by the other guy too.
I wouldn't miss max at all if he never returned to dwts.
I wonder if max's father treats his mother the way he treated hope????

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I won't let my 8 year old daughters watch the show any longer. A role model like Hope Solo is pushed around by some low class truck stop restroom boy who calls himself a man. He should be taken off the show.

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Wait...voting for Maks? What if his partner really sucks? Do you still vote for him? I thought this was voting for the stars, not for the pros.

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Maks told Len that maybe it is time he leaves the show, but I think it is time Maks leaves the show. His attitude and ego, then his aggression toward his partner, is the behavior of an abusive man. I lost all respect for him and used to root him and his partners on. Not anymore after the way he was physical with Hope.

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MAKS needs to go. DWTS is not HIS show and his lack of respect for Len, coupled with his physical abuse of Hope was the final straw for me. I love this show and watch religiously each week, however, I think he needs to be replaced. My 8 year old daughter was disturbed by his treatment of Hope, and felt bad about the way he talked to her and pushed her around. Think about that image DWTS, and act accordingly.

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Keep badmouthing Maks until you are tired. I like his professionalism and will be VOTING for him no matter what you think of him...

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Maks's haters are so excited and happy to find an apparent reason to put him down. It is all about your interpretation of what you see on TV. I love his commitment and passion to dance, his dedication to his partner's success. That's all it is about! No abuse here ! Go get a grip and focus on having your dada stop beating your mama at home ! Have you forgotten all the good time they had, before all this mess, and how they say they love and respect each other ! Now if only the can relieve their sexual tension and attraction toward each other ...You can be badmouthing and badwriting him as much as you want; as long as you want... I am Team MAKSOLO all the way and will be VOTING, and VOTING, and VOTING ... like no tomorrow... PEACE.

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I was a big fan of Maks until this season. He has made me very uncomfortable with his temper and Monday night's (week 7) episode of him in group rehearsal with Hope made me physically ill. How DARE he push her and treat her like that? I am looking forward to him being REPLACED next season.
No, Maks... it is NOT YOUR SHOW. You are a member of a large ensemble cast and everyone is replaceable.

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I DID NOT SEE THE SHOW MONDAY NIGHT, BUT HAD DVR'D IT. SAW IT BEFORE THE FINAL RESULTS TUESDAY, AND WAS TOTALLY DISGUSTED WITH MAKS' TREATMENT OF HOPE. DEREK SHOULD NOT HAVE ONLY HELPED HOPE WITH THE DANCE, BUT DEREK, ROB AND THE CAMERA PERSON SHOULD HAVE GONE AFTER HIM. I AM SURE IF J.R. AND DAVID WERE THERE THEY WOULD HAVE GONE AFTER HIM TOO. THAT IS NO WAY TO TREAT A WOMAN. PERIOD. ALL THE OTHER CONTESTANTS AT THAT REHERSAL SHOULD HAVE GONE AFTER HIM AND TOLD HIM TO NEVER DO THAT AGAIN. HE NEEDS TO BE TOLD BY DWTS THAT THIS BEHAVIOR IS UNACCEPTABLE AND DON'T EVER TREAT HER OR ANY OTHER WOMAN LIKE THAT AGAIN. HE DID NOT TREAT HIS FORMER PARTNERS LIKE THAT, AND HOPE SHOULD NOT BE MISTREATED. IT IS ABUSE. DWTS AND THE JUDGES NEED TO ADDRESS THIS ASAP.

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