The Maksim Chmerkovskiy vs. Hope Solo war could get really nasty. The Huffington Post reports that Maks and ABC have not made any public statements about Hope Solo’s controversial memoir as they are considering their legal options.
Not only did Hope accuse Maks of “manhandling” her, she is also under contract with Dancing with the Stars and may be in breach of contract. (I assume this has something to do with trade secrets).
From Huffington Post:
Maksim Chmerkovskiy says he is shocked and hurt by the accusations made against him by his former “Dancing With the Stars” partner Hope Solo. He said he has made it clear to friends that he was never physically abusive to the Olympic champion, despite Hope’s claims against him in her controversial memoir, “Solo: A Memoir of Hope.”
“Maks is one of the nicest guys in the world. This is 100 percent not true,” a source close to the show told me. “At the moment, Maks and ABC are not making any public statements, as they are considering legal options. Not only did Hope not tell the truth in the book, she also signed a contract with the producers of ‘DWTS’ and could be in breach of contract.”
“He was often nasty, swearing at me and being harshly critical,” Hope writes. “He manhandled me in rehearsals from the start, pushing me, whacking my stomach, bending my arms roughly.”
Unable to respond directly to the accusations, Maksim took to his Twitter account. “Always hated hypocrites and liars,” he tweeted. “But when someone is both AND an opportunist, I just feel bad for them. Can’t win at someone’s expense.”