Star soccer player Hope Solo was arrested on Friday night for allegedly assaulting her sister and her nephew at her Kirkland, Seattle, home, the Seattle Times reported.
Solo was being held without bail in the SCORE misdemeanor jail in South King County for two counts of investigation of domestic-violence assault. Police told the Seattle Times that Solo, 32, got into an argument with her sister during a family gathering.
Solo is the goalkeeper for the Seattle Reign FC, and has played on two gold medal-winning Olympic women’s teams. She also appeared on TV’s Dancing With the Stars.
Kirkland Police Lt. Mike Murray said that police officers received a call reporting an assault and a noise disturbance.
“There was a big party going on at her house. It was an out-of-control situation,” Murray said.
At some point during the night, Solo allegedly assaulted her sister and her nephew, said Murray. “There were visible injuries on them,” he told the Seattle Times.
In November 2012, Solo’s ex-boyfriend Jerramy Stevens was arrested for domestic violence; police reportedly used a stun gun to break up the fight between Solo and Stevens, who played college football for the University of Washington.
Stevens was released because of a lack of evidence in the case, and was never charged.
Update — June 22, 11:30 a.m. ET: Solo’s lawyer says that she was a victim in the altercation, the Associated Press reported.
“Hope is not guilty of any crime,” attorney Todd Maybrown said in an email to the Associated Press.
“In fact, our investigation reveals that Hope was assaulted and injured during this unfortunate incident. We look forward to the opportunity to present the true facts in court and to having this matter behind Hope very soon.”
Update — June 23rd, 4:30 p.m. ET: Hope Solo, who went by ‘Hope Stevens’ in court, plead “not guilty” on Monday to domestic violence charges. The judge ordered her to be released from jail on personal recognizance.
The city was asking for $5,000 bail. The judge ordered her to be released on personal recognizance. Solo’s next court appearance in the case is scheduled for Monday, August 11th.
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