Two charges of domestic violence against U.S. Women’ Soccer team star Hope Solo were dismissed by a Washington state municipal court. A Kirkland, Wash., municipal judge dismissed the charges with prejudice around 1 p.m., according to court supervisor Erin Wheeler.
Solo was scheduled to face a trial on the charges on Jan. 20 , three months after a dispute with her relatives at her half-sister’s Kirkland, Washington home.
According to court documents, Solo’s nephew told police his aunt had been drinking and told him he was “too fat and overweight and crazy to ever be an athlete.” Solo allegedly attacked her nephew and his mother after she tried to intervene
Solo’s attorney issued a statment after the decision was rendered.
“From the beginning, I’ve stated that Hope was the victim of an assault in this case,” Maybrown said in a statement. “With a careful review of the facts surrounding these matters, it is clear that Hope never should have faced charges in the first place.”
As for Solo , she issued her own statement.
“Today’s decision brings closure to what has been one of the most difficult and emotionally draining times of my life,” Solo said in a statement on Monday. “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.”