Hope Solo Claims ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Is Rigged
Hope Solo claims that Dancing with the Stars is fixed. The Olympic soccer star maintains that it is the show’s producers and not the audience who determine which dancers get eliminated on any given week. The all-star athlete had a stint on the eleventh season of the popular series.
The 31-year-old Olympian allegedly had a less than pleasant relationship with her professional partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The pair eventually finished in fourth place on DWTS. Even though they did not win, rumors that the Ukrainian hottie and the soccer player had partnered up did spark ratings.
In her new book, Solo: A Memoir of Hope, she details an alleged incident where Maksim found out about some type of top secret memo which said they had been scheduled to be eliminated.
Solo: A Memoir of Hope excerpt:
“Maks later told me that he had argued with the judges because he had been told we were going to be eliminated, that there was some secret memo going around that said who would be ousted each week. He explained that he wanted to cause some drama on the live portion of the show so that they wouldn’t be able to resist keeping us around, hoping for more fireworks. It seems to have worked, we weren’t eliminated that week.”
A Radar Online source claims Dancing with the Stars producers are beyond livid with the former celebrity dance contestant. The powers-that-be on the hit show allegedly feel that Hope made up the secret memo drama simply to sell more books. The source also maintains that ABC is checking into their legal options to combat the Olympian’s accusations. Chmerkovskiy and actress Kirstie Alley are currently performing together on DWTS.