There have been so many contestants on Dancing With The Stars, that sometimes you can forget that someone was actually on the show. They all kind of blur together after awhile into one big D lister. Hope Solo is one of those people in my mind. She slipped it. I had forgotten that she was on the show until her book came out and in it says that once Maksim slapped her on the stomach so hard during rehearsals that it left a mark all day. Then, I slapped my own face, and after tasting the bacon grease on my hand, totally remembered she was on there. She says that after the incident happened, ABC offered to replace him with another partner.
Yesterday afternoon, Maksim responded to the claim by Hope by Tweeting that he has always hated hypocrites and liars and and an opportunist all at the same time. So, is that Hope? Do you think Maksim could have slapped her? I say for sure he could have. Do I think he is an abuser? No. Hope says it was during practice. You should never slap someone or punch someone, and you should not be yelling at someone constantly either and I think that is pretty much standard practice for the pros on the show to do to the celebrities.
Hope also says that whenever Maksim yells at the judges or does something controversial, it is all planned to help him stay in another week because the viewers want to see what happens next so vote for him to stay.