Not content with merely winning gold at this summer's Olympics, U.S. women's soccer goalie Hope Solo has been stirring up quite a bit of controversy off the field. First, there was her Twitter dismissal
of past Olympic champion and current broadcast commentator Brandi Chastain
. Now, with Hope's autobiography, "Solo: A Memoir of Hope," making the rounds, people are buzzing about her accusations that "Dancing With the Stars
" Season 13 partner Maksim Chmerosskiy physically "manhandled" her during rehearsals and even slapped her in the face.
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If the allegations are true, it's of course very serious business. But it doesn't appear Chmerkovskiy is going down silently. TMZ
has reported via anonymous sources that the 32-year-old "DWTS" mentor insists Solo's claims are "completely false." Meanwhile, over on Twitter
, Chmerkovskiy posted the following sentiment, though he doesn't call out Solo by name: "Always hated hypocrites and liars...but when someone is both AND an opportunist, I just feel bad for them. Can't win at someone's expense..."
Or, as was the case when these two hit the dance floor side by side, sometimes you just can't win, period. Hopefully, they can reconcile their differences away from the hard wood.
"Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" premieres Monday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.