Christina Flores, Mirkarimi's Ex-Girlfriend Who Accused Him of Abuse, Responds to His Radio Interview

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Among the many things Sheriff-in-limbo Ross Mirkarimi said on the radio this morning was that his former girlfriend, Christina Flores, had fabricated her story that he abused her while the two dated in 2008.

"I was looking forward to the trial to really dispel it, though. It was a piling on ... so much fabrication that came in this pile-on," Mirkarimi said on KQED's Forum this morning.

While he didn't mention her by name, Mirkarimi's comments were in response to Michael Krasny's questions about a former girlfriend from Los Angeles who had testified against Mirkarimi in court. Needless to say, Flores was not happy when she heard Mirkarimi's comments on the radio. She contacted SF Weekly to defend her story.

"I'm upset because I know I did the right thing, and now he is slandering me. I did my part to tell what happened to me under oath, and I take that oath very seriously," Flores told us. "I spent two days in examination and cross-examination, and then he comes out and says I fabricated the whole thing."

Flores' scathing accusations became a pivotal point in the case against the sheriff, who was arrested on Jan. 13 on suspicion of domestic violence against his wife, Eliana Lopez. He was charged with battery, child endangerment, and dissuading a witness.

Twenty days after his arrest, Flores went to police and filed a report of her own, claiming Mirkarimi, who was a city supervisor at the time, had abused her when they dated nearly four years ago. She referred to him as a "raging pit bull," and claimed she was coming forward at this time in light of the accusations about Mirkarimi physically abusing his wife.

Flores' testimony was accepted by the judge; however, the case ended after Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to false imprisonment as part of a deal to get his domestic violence charges dropped.

Since then, Flores tells us that other women who have been in contact with Mirkarimi have come to her, detailing their experiences with a "violent-tempered" Mirkarimi. She said none of the women would come forward publicly or give their names at this time.

We contacted Mirkarimi, whose voicemail is full. His lawyer, David Waggoner, told us that he would ask Mirkarimi to call us, but that right now the sherrif is "overwhelmed."

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Stimmy7
Stimmy7

Flores comments came under oath.  And how does he avoid any charges of slander- by puropsely NOTmentioning her name? Wonder if his attorney suggested that little ruse?

Mirkarimi's interview came of his own volition- which has no weight.  He wasn't sworn in, he didn't have to tell the truth, he simply made statements.

Why didn't he offer any of this up in his meeting with the Mayor when he was suspended?  Or anytime before now?  Why didn't the appear in court, plead NOT GUILTY to the charges, instead of accept a plea bargain when his legal costs starting mounting to the point his friend Art Agnos (and another friend) had to host two parties asking for donations to help pay his fees?

guest
guest

examined and cross-examined? by whom? There was no testimony in court. There was a deposition that she was never questioned about.Why even publish such obvious misrepresentation?

B. Horiuchi
B. Horiuchi

So, can Flores sue him for slander?? Lol

Lovesfalways
Lovesfalways

This is the Christina Flores, ex-wife of Tony Flores?  The guy who got a hefty promotion two days after Christina has sudden recall?......how much of the new paycheck does the ex-wife get?

 

Purepatty
Purepatty

Christina the old f--k buddy complaining she got no respect!  Did she testify to the stories where she's a raging maniac screaming in people's faces?  She's all victim.  Oh what awful things people say about her!  Coming out to "help" Mirkarimi's wife, the woman Christina got dumped for.  Not a credible, and used once again as a tool for the D.A.  Still light in the brains, she was NOT cross-examined in court during the pre-trial motion, the 'cross' is saved for the trial which didn't happen. Duh.

Rossmirk
Rossmirk

patty, She was cross examined by the attroney for mirkarimi. she was questioned by the DA's ofice, then cross examined for 8 hours. get your facts right

Guest
Guest

diogenes, you are truly diluted. you don't know anything. how dare you say such slanderousthings. oh wait...is this you ross? what a cheap shot...

diogenes
diogenes

Christina Flores is a liar. I know this for a fact. She pursued Ross like prey, then was shocked! shocked! when he dumped her after about 9 or 10 months or off and on fuck-buddying. Too bad, you failed horrible actress!

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