The nephew retaliated in typical teenage fashion, by stepping up the name-calling to “c*nt,” pointing a BB gun at her and hitting her in the head with the broom she flew in on.
An apparently drunk Solo began attacking her own sister once the boy called the police, leaving “visible injuries.” TMZ has a recording of the kid in the process of fending off his “psychotic” auntie Ho Ho, who has already plead not guilty to assault.
I don’t know if this is any kind of explanation for her behavior, but Hope Solo had a very strange childhood. Her dad was a hardass Vietnam veteran who lived in a tent in the woods and sorta kinda took her from her Mom without permission. Via Wiki:
When Hope was seven, her father picked her and her brother Marcus up to go to a baseball game in the nearby city of Yakima, but ended up driving over three hours west to Seattle, where they stayed for several days at a hotel. Solo described how it seemed like a vacation at first, but she soon knew something wasn’t quite right. Police later found them at a downtown bank and arrested Jeffrey for alleged kidnapping