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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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91.

steve    

What probably happened is he put his hand on her face and moved it to the position he wanted it to be...She for some reason is interpreting that as a slap...Im sure hes rough but I cant see him slapping someone to get a face to turn; that just makes no sense. He probably put his hand there and maybe was too rough but slap is not the word to describe it. shes out to sell books

713 days ago
92.

Ashlyn    

I don't like either of them. They both seem self centred and arrogant. Maks is clearly rough with his partners and she's clearly a prissy little bitch lol.

713 days ago
93.

kirk    

she's a big phoney. she faked injury on dwts and faked injurys in alot of soccer matches, usually when the other team scored. she'll do any thing for attention and to stay relevant. ****$% PERSON AND SHI$#IER SOCCER PLAYER. PACK YOUR SH$# AND GO HOME!

712 days ago
94.

Lola    

I would have slapped her to. She was so damn annoying. Really she is trying to sell a book and he would not sleep with her agly ass.

712 days ago
95.

John Tyler    

Finally a woman has proven one need not be 400 pounds to be a total and complete disgusting pig. Thanks Hope.

712 days ago
96.

whocares    

I think she is a nut job

712 days ago
97.

Kathy    

team max all the way!

711 days ago
98.

Lynn    

She's prob full of crap, she sucked on DWTS and Maks kept singing her praises anyway, as not to embarrass her...get a life SOLO. But wait, who would read her book anyway. Dance on Maks

711 days ago
99.

DI     

This man has been on this show for 14 seasons. If he was the type of man to abuse women, it would have happened by now. This chick alleged that her husband hit her and now they are lovey dovey. I'd have to side with Max on this one.

609 days ago
100.

Texas-Writer    

Solo is fame-whore who will do or say anything to get her name in the news. Ask some of her former soccer teammates that she stabbed in the back like Briana Scurry.

608 days ago
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