Hope Solo Breaks Silence on Domestic Abuse Charges: “My Name Will Be Cleared”

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By Shari Weiss


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Hope Solo is breaking her silence on her arrest for alleged domestic abuse.

As Gossip Cop reported, the Olympian was charged with two counts of domestic violence assault following an alleged altercation with her sister and nephew.

Solo pleaded not guilty earlier this week, and is due back in court in August.

In a statement posted to Facebook on Thursday, Solo apologizes to the soccer community at large and expresses hope that she will be proven innocent.

She writes:

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. I understand that, as a public figure, I am held to a higher standard of conduct. I take seriously my responsibilities as a role model and sincerely apologize to everyone I have disappointed. …
I love my family dearly. We, like all families, have our challenges but my sincere hope is that we are able to resolve this situation as a family. Adversity has always made us stronger and I know this situation will be no different.
I also would like to thank everyone who has reached out with messages of support and encouragement. I truly appreciate your loyalty, concern and well wishes.
Due to pending legal issues, I cannot comment further at this time. However, I am confident in the legal process and believe my name will be cleared.
I look forward to getting back on the field where I belong with both Seattle Reign FC and the US Women’s National Team.

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