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Hope Solo’s Apology Post her Domestic Violence Arrest

Yesterday on June 27th, Seattle Reign Soccer player Hope Solo, released apology statements concerning her recent arrest for assaulting her sister and her nephew (her sister’s son).  Her Facebook and Twitter accounts read, “I love my family dearly. We, like all families, have our challenges but my sincere hope is that we are able to resolve this situation as a family,” she said. “Adversity has always made us stronger and I know this situation will be no different.”

The Seattle Soccer goal keeper was arrested and charged with two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence last weekend when she allegedly hit both her  nephew and sister during a heated argument at a family function.  According to reports, Solo had been drinking when she arrived at her sister’s house located in Kirkland Washington.  Apparently, Solo became very angry when she was talking with her 17-year-old nephew about his acting career and aspirations, she lashed out and started criticizing him by calling him fat and crazy.  Solo’s sister tried to dissipate the situation and that’s when Auntie Hope punched her sister in the face.  Next the teenage boy came to his mother’s aid and grabbed a broom and smashed it over Solo’s head.  The altercation ended with the nephew pointing his BB gun at his Aunt Solo telling her to get out of their house.

“Hope is not guilty of a crime,” stated her criminal defense attorney.  “In fact, our investigation reveals that Hope was assaulted and injured during this unfortunate incident. We look forward to the opportunity to present the true facts in court and to having this matter behind Hope very soon,” shared her defense attorney in an email he had written to The Associated Press.

The 32-year-old star soccer player pled not guilty to the domestic violence charges on Monday in the Kirkland Municipal Court, as she feels she was the victim in this altercation.

The two-time Olympic gold soccer gold medalist is scheduled for her second court appearance on August 11, 2014.

Here is Hope Solo’s Facebook apology in its entirety, “I would like to apologize to my fans, teammates, coaches, marketing partners and the entire US Soccer and Seattle Reign FC communities for my involvement in a highly unfortunate incident this past weekend. I understand that, as a public figure, I am held to a higher standard of conduct. I take seriously my responsibilities as a role model and sincerely apologize to everyone I have disappointed.
I love my family dearly. We, like all families, have our challenges but my sincere hope is that we are able to resolve this situation as a family. Adversity has always made us stronger and I know this situation will be no different.
I also would like to thank everyone who has reached out with messages of support and encouragement. I truly appreciate your loyalty, concern and well wishes.
Due to pending legal issues, I cannot comment further at this time. However, I am confident in the legal process and believe my name will be cleared.
I look forward to getting back on the field where I belong with both Seattle Reign FC and the US Women’s National Team.”

 

Written by Sarah Ann

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Rapper 50 Cent Strikes A Deal And Gets Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed!

Today was a good day for celebrity rapper 50 Cent, real name Curtis James Jackson III.  Today in court, 50 Cent took a deal offered by the Los Angeles Prosecutors Office to plead guilty to only one of the five criminal charges that were filed against him for a domestic dispute back in June 2013.  By doing so, 50 Cent avoided time in the slammer and the other four criminal charges were dismissed which included the misdemeanor domestic violence charge.

So what happened back in June?  Allegedly, the 38 year-old rapper, actor, and entrepeneur, lost control of his emotions while at his baby’s mama’s LA condo.  Daphie Joy, mother to 50 Cent’s second son, called LA police claiming 50 Cent kicked down a door, physically kick her, and caused damage by smashing and throwing items all over her house including chandeliers, a TV, a lamp, personal belongings, and then went crazy in her closet throwing things around.  His temper tantrum that day caused an estimated amount of $7100.00 worth of damage.

Fifty Cent was arrested and charged with four counts of misdemeanor vandalism and one count of misdemeanor domestic violence.  He plead not guilt to all charges during his first court appearance but the judge still imposed a no contact order against 50 Cent stating he must stay at least 100 yards away from Daphie Joy at all times.  The judge also ordered Fifty to turn in all of his guns to authorities.

As of today, the “Get Rich or Die Tryin” rapper plead guilty to only one misdemeanor vandalism charge and was sentenced to three years of probation, 30 hours of community service, required counseling sessions, and repayment of $7100.00 to his baby’s mama Daphie Joy.

 

Written by S.O

Domestic Violence Charges filed against Rapper Flavor Flav

Rapper Flavor Flav lost control early Wednesday morning when he violently pushed his fiance down to the ground twice and reportedly with two knives in hand chased his fiance’s 17-year-old son around their Vegas house.

According to TMZ.com the police report stated the fight began with Flavor Flav’s fiancé accusing him of cheating on her.  Flav became angry, ripped her earrings out and threw her to the ground.  The teenage son tried to come to his mother’s aid.  At that point the rapper grabbed two knives and turned his focus on the son, chasing him around the house into a locked room.  Flavor Flav kicked the door down and threatened to kill the boy.

Flavor Flav posted the $23,000 bail and will return to court next week to address the charges of misdemeanor battery and felony assault with a deadly weapon.  The rapper is denying the death threat allegations, as well as the assault with knives.

In most States, if Flavor Flav entered into a diversion program he would at minimum have to complete a domestic violence treatment program.  If he is found guilty of domestic violence he will lose his right to bear a firearm among other penalties.  If he is found guilty of a felony assault he will also lose his right to vote (perhaps 1 less vote for Obama).

I’m guessing Flavor Flav’s fiance is having second thoughts on marriage especially if Flav did threaten her son at knife point saying he was going to kill him.  The ring may be in the trash or more likely on Ebay.  Money in her pocket…yeahhhhh boooyeeee!!!!  Or maybe we will see this couple on the next season of Couples Therapy, always entertaining to have volatile people on that show.

 

Written by S.O

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