Hope Solo has written a book entitled “Solo: A Memoir of Hope”, where the soccer star accuses her professional dance partner Maksim of being aggressive towards her during her stint on “Dancing With the Stars”.
“He was often nasty,” Hope wrote, “swearing at me and being harshly critical … I didn’t like being treated like that, but I could take it.”
“He manhandled me in rehearsals from the start, pushing me, whacking my stomach, bending my arms roughly. I thought that was just how it went — how dancers worked with each other I was tough. I could take it.”
Solo adds, “But it kept getting worse. One day, Maks was trying to put me in a certain position and hit my stomach so hard with his open palm that I had a red handprint there for the rest of the day.”
Solo also claimed claimed Chmerkovskiy, 32, became so angry with her during rehearsals that he slapped her.
“He wanted my head in a specific position. To achieve that, he slapped me across the face. Hard,” she wrote.
The Ukrainian-born dancer didn’t issue a statement, but tweeted a cryptic comment, writing, “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.”
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