In her new memoir, Hope Solo, the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team goalie, is accusing her Dancing with the Stars partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy of assaulting her during rehearsals.
"He manhandled me in rehearsals from the start, pushing me, whacking my stomach, bending my arms roughly," the Olympic gold medalist, 31, writes in Solo: A Memoir of Hope. "I thought that was just how it went—how dancers worked with each other. 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 hand print there for the rest of the day."
Solo even goes on to say that ABC offered her a new partner after Chmerkovskiy slapped her during practice for their Halloween episode, but she declined because she "didn't want to end Maks' career."
"He wanted my head in a specific position. To achieve that, he slapped me across the face. Hard," writes Solo.
Neither ABC nor Chmerkovskiy have commented on the allegations.
[via USA Today]