The police report in the Hope Solo domestic violence case paints a terrifying picture of the athlete — but is it accurate?
Recently released documents paint Solo as the aggressor in the June 2014 incident with her sister and nephew, and it’s not a pretty picture.
“When I came to the room my sister was punching my son on his head,” Teresa Obert, Solo’s half-sister, wrote in her statement, according to ESPN. “My sister was on top of my son punching him. I then tried to pull my sister off of my son and my sister then punched me in the face several times.”
Obert and her son had visible injuries when the police arrived.
The report also states that Solo, who had allegedly been drinking heavily, became extremely combative with police.
“You’re such a bitch,” the police report states she yelled at one officer. “You’re scared of me because you know that if the handcuffs were off, I’d kick your ass.”
She also allegedly accused the two arresting officers of having a sexual relationship and said one resembled a “14-year-old boy” — and when she was asked to remove her necklace, she retorted that it cost more than the cop would make in a year.
While the case was dismissed on procedural grounds, prosecutors have filed an appeal and a court date is scheduled for September — not that her lawyer thinks it matters.
“Police reports and other court documents clearly demonstrate that the alleged victims radically changed their stories on multiple occasions and twice refused to answer questions under oath, despite court orders,” he said in a statement. “Had the case proceeded to trial and the witnesses been cross-examined under oath subject to the penalty of perjury, the defense would have proven that Teresa’s son, not Hope, was the true aggressor, and that Hope suffered a concussion as a result of her nephew’s unlawful conduct.”
Solo is currently leading the U.S. women’s soccer team at the World Cup.