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Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hope Solo is LYING ...

I Never Slapped Her

8/17/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy is adamant ... he NEVER slapped Hope Solo across the face behind the scenes at "Dancing with the Stars" ... despite allegations she made in her new book.

TMZ has learned ... Maksim was absolutely shocked when he heard about the "completely false" story in Hope's book, "Solo: A Memoir of Hope" ... in which the Team USA soccer star claims Maksim pulled a Rick James while trying to put her head in the correct position for a dancing move.

The two were partners on "DWTS" in 2011.



Sources close to Maksim tell us ... he has no idea why Solo would publish such a false and defamatory statement and doesn't know why she would have such ill will towards him ... especially because they've had dinner several times since the show ended.

In fact, Hope JUST tweeted Maksim right before the Olympics, offering him free seats to one of the Team USA soccer games.

Hope's rep tells TMZ, she stands by what she wrote in her autobiography.

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31.

emme    

She seems a little "unhinged"

775 days ago
32.

racegirlpam    

Don't think I believe anything Hope Solo says!

775 days ago
33.

ThirdFromTheLeft    

I'd be more on her side if she changed her first name to 'Han'.

775 days ago
34.

ohreally    

Oh, he slapped her? Fire him. Take away any endorsements.

775 days ago
35.

Christy    

If you watched the show, you know she's a head case. Couldn't believe how insecure she was off the soccer field.

775 days ago
36.

O_o    

maksim, sue solo. dont be a little b!tch. done and done.

775 days ago
37.

RD    

Solo is just a 'c' word. She has some serious mental problems. Isn't it odd that trouble just follows her? She's the Lindsay Lohan of the womens sports world. If he did slap her, shame on him. He should have just done the world a favor and punched her in the face.

775 days ago
38.

Joey    

They are both jerks and he is a Pompous A$$

775 days ago
39.

JJ    

Wow all you people saying only lesbians like womens soccer, some logic you must have... And who is makism, i read hope is a noboody, famewhore, 15 minutes are up.. excuse me look at makism, he never EVEN WON on dwts.. now compare his feats to hopes.. no comparison... hes just a handsome face that can shake his ass..

775 days ago
40.

firebaby    

so, what's she trying to say? that hope solo is lying? that she's throwing him under the bus? but hope solo would *never* throw someone under the bus!!!
*rolls eyes*

775 days ago
41.

Jenn    

If it were anybody other than her making the claims, then I might believe it, but she's as crazy and attention-seeking as they come.

775 days ago
42.

alex    

didn't he go to bat for her when the judges were quite harsh about her?

775 days ago
43.

Simone    

This is old news and they already dealt with it on the show. I can't find the video on YouTube, but I think it happened during preparation for one of the group dances. Maks was getting frustrated with her for being slow to pick up some steps and he got aggressive with her. He says he was just 'intense'...she says it was a slap...whatever. Things get heated when you're training for any sport. She should have just told him in the moment to watch it, but instead she chose to be passive aggressive, say nothing in the moment, and then write about it in her book. I don't like this chick at all.

775 days ago
44.

Nvts    

Commi

775 days ago
45.

keith1976    

does anyone else on here think she is a huge bitch? I seen her interview on Piers Morgan the other night--she's just overally ****y and she comes off as having a lot of attitude.
Yes, i dont' like her

775 days ago
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