Judge Dismisses Domestic Violence Charges Against Hope Solo

Witnesses and victims refused to cooperate in the case against the U.S. women's national team goalkeeper

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A judge dismissed domestic violence charges against soccer star Hope Solo on Tuesday.

The case was supposed to go to trial next week, but was dismissed since the victims and witnesses in the case refused to cooperate, NBC Sports reports.

Charges were brought against the U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper in June after she was arrested for allegedly hitting her sister and nephew during a family get-together in Kirkland, Washington.

Kirkland police spokesman Lt. Mike Murray told The Seattle Times that when police arrived on the scene, Solo was intoxicated and her sister and nephew had visible injuries.

Solo entered a not guilty plea, but then publicly apologized for the incident.

“I would like to apologize to my fans, teammates, coaches, marketing partners and the entire US Soccer and Seattle Reign FC communities for my involvement in a highly unfortunate incident this past weekend,” Solo wrote on Facebook in June.

Solo was also involved in a domestic violence dispute in 2012 with her now-husband, Jerramy Stevens. Stevens was arrested for allegedly assaulting her, but there was not enough evidence to charge him.

Solo also made headlines that year when she claimed that her Dancing with the Stars partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, slapped her during a show rehearsal.

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