Hope Solo

Hope Solo accuses former FIFA president Blatter of sexual assault

In an interview published on Friday in the Expresso newspaper, Solo said Blatter grabbed her rear end shortly before the two appeared onstage at the annual football awards event.

A representative for Solo confirmed to the Associated Press that the report was accurate and said the former goalkeeper for the US women's national team had no further comment on the matter.

Blatter could not immediately be reached for comment by AP, but the embattled former head of football's governing body told the Guardian newspaper: "This allegation is ridiculous."

Hope Solo on the Moment She Is Suspended for Olympics Outburst: 'Seventeen F------ Years and It's Over'

"Seventeen f------ years and it's over," an angry, teary-eyed Solo shouts in an exclusive clip from the Fullscreen series Keeping Score, obtained by PEOPLE.

A camera crew from the documentary series was on hand at a Seattle hotel to capture Solo's reaction after her Aug. 24 meeting with United States Coach Jill Ellis and the federation's chief executive, Dan Flynn. The decision to discipline Solo came after she called the Swedish team "a bunch of cowards" after they eliminated the United States in the quarterfinals of the Rio Olympics.