The Time Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Allegedly) Slapped Hope Solo Around
Hans Solo's long lost daughter and gold medal-winning soccer player Hope Solo has an autobiography out called Solo: A Memoir of Hope and in it she writes about how during rehearsals for Dancing with the Has-Beens, her partner Maksim Douchekovskiy regularly busted some Fifty Shades of Grey shit on her ass by slapping her around. Anybody who watches Dancing For Relevancy knows that Maks is a grade A asshole and a come-to-life Axe Body Spray bottle who sometimes handles his partners like they're made of Beanie Baby sand and Toaster Strudel frosting packets (I'm talking about Kirstie Alley).
UsWeekly has the piece in question from Hope's book and she claims that Maks slappity slap slap slapped her hard in the face (and other parts) to get her to do the right moves:
"He manhandled me in rehearsals from the start, pushing me, whacking my stomach, bending my arms roughly. I thought that was just how it went -- how dancers worked with each other. But it kept getting worse. One day, Maks was trying to put me in a certain position and hit my stomach so hard with his open palm that I had a red handprint there for the rest of the day."
Hope says that she never told the producers about how Maks Riverdanced on her face with his hands, because she didn't want to screw up his career and she felt the tabloids would flip it and call her a whiny diva bitch. That's Hope's side and Maks, of course, is farting out the opposite.
Maks is saying that Hope is SoLOW (it's Friday, leave me alone for that one) for manufacturing fake scandalousness to sell her book. Maks doesn't understand why Hope would just make shit up, because they've stayed friendly since the show ended and she even invited him to see Team USA play at the Olympics. Maks tweeted this message yesterday and it's pretty obvious that he's talking about Hope:
Always hated hypocrites and liars...but when someone is both AND an opportunist, I just feel bad for them. Can't win at someone's expense...
Who to believe?! Let's roll that not-so-beautiful bean footage. Skip to around the 1:15 mark to watch Maks getting a little rough with Hope before having a twat bag hissy fit and storming out of the room. The gay Ken Doll angel Derek Hough flies in to soothe Hope.
This is why Abby Lee Miller from Dance Moms needs to be on Dancing with the Never-Wases and this is why Masks needs to be her partner. The minute Maks raises a hand to her, she'll pour Arby's horsey sauce on his wrist, bite it off and force him to continue dancing with her. "("I'll just hold the stump, bitch! Stop crying! Be professional!" - Abby Lee Miller) And she won't even let Maks take a break to call bionic arm maker Sun Jifa with his other hand .