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.


Ms. Solo really needs to keep her yap shut. She is a no class, foul mouthed, arrogant female (and I am being kind to use this). I have no doubt she has over exaggerated this incident just as she fabricated Twitter drama during the Olympics. Seriously Ms. Solo, fade away into the pages of history. Her off the pitch behavior has almost negated her accomplishments.


she was and isn't as talented as Mia Hamm. She was outstanding. She is just too full of herself. I never cared for Solo but do like Max.


I don't believe it for one minute. He may have been a bit over aggressive in positioning her head while rehearsing, but slapping? I doubt it. And if true, why would she keep in contact with him? Sounds like she's a bit two-faced. If the statement is false, Maks should sue her, but I guess he has better things to do.


I can't stomach the both of them. PERIOD> He's an egotistical moron, and she has no talent, and looks like a dude. They both disgust me. ewwww


I think her definition of a slap may be different than maks, because I wouldn't doubt him slapping her face a bit to get it in the right spot. honestly the world should know by now that Hope is a very outspoken independent woman, an she is definitely not a liar. I don't think it was to necessarily put maks down but more of it just being a statement of what happened. I watched the show, and there were times when maks was really rough with her. honestly I say go Hope for putting it out there, that's a tough thing to do.


they are both too uninteresting to get worked up over...


Him? Possibly. He has a wicked temper!


There are so very many men out there for you to slap...dude. She probably could have walked your butt if she chose to.





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