Hope Solo U.S. Olympian Had Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed & Cleared

11:25 PM EST 1/13/2015 by Tam Woods, Celebeat Reporter

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Hope Solo, the popular U.S. women's soccer goalie, had issues off the field diminishing her 2014. She was involved in a domestic violence case from June 21st, when she was arrested and reportedly drunkenly attacking her half-sister and nephew. 

On Tuesday (Jan 13) the charges filed against the soccer star were officially dismissed following a request from her attorney. Solo was not present at the hearing, but she was represented by her husband, former Seahawk and Husky football player Jerramy Stevens.

Her attorney said previously the alleged victims refused to cooperate with the defense investigation. Two times over the past several months, Solo's half-sister and nephew failed to show up for an interview with the soccer star's defense attorney. This made the case hard to push forward. 

After the decision, Solo issued a statement on her Facebook page:

"Today's decision brings closure to what has been one of the most difficult and emotionally draining times of my life. I always had faith that once the facts of the case were presented, I would be cleared of all charges and I am so happy and relieved to finally have it all behind me.

I would like to thank my legal team, the U.S. Soccer Federation, my coaches and teammates on the U.S. National Team, and the Seattle Reign organization, all of whom, under great pressure to do otherwise, chose to stand by and believe in me.

I am so grateful for the support of my husband Jerramy, my mother, grandmother and members of my extended family who surrounded me with love and reassurance each and every day. I would also like to thank my incredible fans who consistently sent positive, heartfelt messages of encouragement and kept my spirits lifted throughout this entire ordeal. I look forward to joining my team with a clear mind to train, compete, and help bring a World Cup title to the U.S. in 2015."

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