The US Women’s National Team soccer goalie was one of the celebrities whose private photos were hacked and posted on the internet this week and over Labor Day weekend. In that case, she was a victim of thieves who stole her privacy. In another case, she is accused of being the aggressor in a fight with family back in June.
On Tuesday, Solo issued a statement via her Facebook page that addresses both matters.
“It is extremely sad and unfortunate that the rights of so many women were violated by the unauthorized release of private photographs. This act goes beyond the bounds of human decency and, as such, I stand united with all the women affected and am exploring every option to protect my privacy. In addition, while I understand that the public desires more information regarding the allegations against me, I continue to maintain my innocence against these charges. And, once all the facts come to light and the legal process is concluded, I am confident that I will be fully exonerated.”
To refresh your memory, Solo is accused of attending a family party seemingly drunk. She allegedly got into a fistfight with her 17-year-old nephew, who grabbed a BB gun to get her to back away. She allegedly assaulted both her nephew and sister that night.
Amid heightened awareness over domestic violence, many fans and media members have been calling for the allegations against Solo to be taken more seriously.