Hope Solo Pleads Not Guilty In Domestic Violence Case: Details
Soccer star Hope Solo pleaded not guilty in court on Monday, June 23, following her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in Seattle, CNN reports.
The goalkeeper was arrested early Saturday, June 21, after reportedly getting into a fight with her sister and 17-year-old nephew. According to the Seattle Times, the brawl was an "out of control situation" and left Solo's relatives with "visible injuries."
On Monday, the two-time Olympic medalist appeared in court and was released without bail, and ordered not to have contact with the alleged victims and to not drink alcohol.
Solo's lawyer, Todd Maybrown, tells Us Weekly that she's not guilty of any crime, despite police determining after interviewing witnesses that she was the "primary aggressor and had instigated the assault."
Maybrown tells Us: "Hope is not guilty of any crime. In fact, our investigation reveals that Hope was assaulted and injured during this unfortunate incident. We look forward to the opportunity to present the true facts in court and to having this matter behind Hope very soon."
This isn't the first time Solo has been involved in an assault case. In 2012, her now-husband Jerramy Stevens was arrested the night before their wedding for allegedly assaulting her at their home in Kirkland, Wash.
Solo's club team in the National Women's Soccer League, the Seattle Reign, acknowledged the recent incident over the weekend, tweeting: "We are aware of the situation with Hope and are now gathering information."
A pretrial is set for Aug. 11.