Kirkland Municipal Court Judge Michael Lambo has dismissed domestic violence charges against U.S. Women’s National Team and Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Hope Solo in Kirkland Wash., on Tuesday.
Solo faced two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault for allegedly hitting her half-sister and 17 year-old nephew following an altercation last June.
“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,” Solo said in a statement.
Her lawyer, Todd Maybrown asked to have the charges dismissed on the basis that the alleged victims refused to cooperate during a second interview with Maybrown.
“This has been a turbulent ordeal for Ms. Stevens (Solo) but we’re grateful that the court has dismissed the charges,” Maybrown said. “If the case had been reviewed carefully at the outset, no charges would have been filed.”
The case was scheduled to go to trial next week. If found guilty, Solo could have been sentenced up to six months in jail.
Solo is currently training with the U.S. women’s national team at its January camp in Carson, California.