Hope Solo Once Again Facing Domestic Assault Chargers

Hope Solo Once Again Facing Domestic Assault Chargers

Hope Solo, the star goalkeeper who led the US team to the title of Women’s World Cup in July, again face domestic violence charges after the Court of Appeals of the State of Washington on Friday reversed a decision by a court to dismiss the case in which he allegedly hit her nephew and her half-sister.

Initially she faced two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence after an incident in June 2014 in the house of her half-sister, Teresa Obert. She told police at the scene that she was the victim, but after interviews with everyone involved, was charged with two counts of domestic violence. But as the case was coming to trial in January, a judge dismissed the charges on procedural grounds. Prosecutors in the city, in a rare move, immediately appealed the decision

A document filed Friday in state court does not provide a timetable for a new trial, saying only: “The court revoked the decision of the lower court and returned the case to Kirkland (Washington) Municipal Court.”

Obert said on Friday she had no comment. In June, Outside the Lines examined detail the case of domestic violence and provided new information on the night in question. In an extensive exclusive interview for this story, also reported that just had to be held in jail, Obert said his half-sister was drunk when he attacked his son 17 years old and herself.

“She grabbed him by the head and she kept slamming him into the cement over and over again,” Obert told Outside the Lines. “So I came from behind her, and I pulled her over and, you know, to get her off my son. And then, once she got off, she started punching me in the face over and over again.”

“We are shocked and disappointed by the judge’s ruling this morning,” Todd Maybrown, Solo’s attorney, said in a statement. “However, we maintain our position that the charges in this case should have never been filed, that the original trial court’s dismissal of the case was correct, and we plan to file an appeal of today’s decision with the Court of Appeals.”

Soloha repeatedly denied that she did nothing wrong and used the dismissal of the case to begin repairing her image.

She told Robin Roberts of Good Morning America, she was a victim, not a criminal; a woman besieged, as always predicted, would be claimed; falsely accused athlete who had his day in court, faced the facts and was liberated by the truth.

In an espnW profile in June, Solo again denied assaulting someone and spoke of her frustration with the media coverage of the events and the way it has been portrayed her: “From here on out, no matter what happens, I’ll forever be associated with domestic violence.”