Hope Solo: Maksim Chmerkovskiy SLAPPED Me on Dancing With the Stars!

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Hope Solo claims in her new memoir, Solo: A Memoir of Hope, that Maksim Chmerkovskiy slapped her across the face on Dancing With the Stars in 2011.

Maksim is reportedly adamant that this did NOT occur and shocked that the slap story somehow made it into the U.S. women's soccer team goaltender's book.

In it, she says Chmerkovskiy slapped her hard during a tense rehearsal while trying to put her head in the correct position for a dancing move. You buy it?

Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Pic

The two were partners who famously clashed on the show, but this was mostly attributed at the time to them each being intense competitors and athletes.

They've had dinner several times since the show, and she tweeted to Maks before the Olympics, offering him free tickets (Hope led the U.S. to gold, as usual).

Maks says he has no idea why Hope would publish such a false, defamatory statement and posted a statement on Twitter Thursday without naming names:

“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,” he wrote.

Is it possible that she exaggerated an incident for her book just to make splashy headlines? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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what a famedigger, maks is a professional and shes a sore loser and could not dance 2left feet no maks is a better person than that

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Maxim wouldn't slap anyone, Hope was such an arrogant loser. Maxim has to much class to do that. She was also a poor dancer with two left feet

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SHE IS A FAME WHORE. CANNOT STAND HER.

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It's all about selling books! No doubt if this really happened, being the athlete that she is, she could wipe him out. She's cute but HOPEless.

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I don't believe her, she wants attention and sell books

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Of course it happened!!!! he's a jerk!!! I'm glad he's leaving, he's not even that good, he's arrogant, he's stayed way too long, in my opinion. Actually, the whole show should end, now they are bringing back past contestants??? Why?!!! they should recognize when a show has reached the end.

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Hope is a talented, beautiful woman - but could be one brick short of a full load.....no way did this happen.....

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i believe her 100%.

John-e

Maks is a professional dancer,Hope is not but she is terriffic at what she does.He was trying to help her and if he was so bad why did she not file charges against him like most woman would?Hell she is just nother cry baby Jock but with out the strap.

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I think it happenned in some form, however, seeing as they have continued their relationship as friends, she shouldn't have put the story in the book. It's water under the bridge, and friends don't betray friends. Solo wasn't being loyal to someone she supposedly cares about...perhaps she mentioned the incidentoff the record when being interviewed by whoever helped write the book,(a ghost writer), and publishers included it without her permission. She probably had to sign over editing rights to the publisher and couldn't have it taken out...(*we should all take note: watch what you say. Words can come back to hurt you or those you care about.)

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