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Hope Solo Charged With Domestic Violence

Sara Newman |
June 22, 2014 | 10:14 a.m. PDT

Deputy Editor

In her defiance of gender stereotypes, soccer star Hope Solo has long been a role model for little girls around the world, attaining levels of fame and athletic excellence that is often times reserved for male athletes. 

But her most recent reason for ending up in the news is anything but inspiring.  

In the wee hours of Saturday morning, Solo was arrested for allegedly assaulting her sister and her 17-year-old nephew at her house in Kirkland, Seattle.

The world-renowned athlete is currently being held without bail on two charges of domestic-violence assault.

“There were visible injuries on [Solo’s sister and nephew],” Kirkland police Lt. Mike Murray told the Seattle Times

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Yet, Solo’s attorney, Todd Maybrown, is insisting that the police have mistaken the victim as an aggressor.

“Hope is not guilty of any crime,” 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.”

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