15 Minutes of Fame: Chris Dorner’s Ex-Girlfriend Says Chris ‘Bottled Up A Lot of His Emotions’

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Chris Dorner's ex-girlfriend sat with Soledad O'Brien to discuss Chris Dorner.

Ariana Williams

by Maria Lloyd

In an incredibly desperate attempt to stay relevant, Chris Dorner’s long lost girlfriend from year 2008 sat on Soledad O’Brien’s show to discuss her feelings about Dorner’s actions and ultimate death.

Last week during an interview on a local news station, Ariana Williams gave viewers very little information that conflicted anything the mainstream media had already reported. She said Dorner often left firearms laying around her home. Williams also said Dorner took great pride in his career as an officer, and was sure to let her know of his profession during their initial interaction with one another. “For somebody like Chris, he was the type of person that without him having a badge, without him having that job, title of police officer, I really don’t think he would exist without it,” Williams said.

Although her name is not listed in Dornor’s manifesto, she once called 911 as she walked into her home, fearing that Dorner may have been seeking revenge upon her. On O’Brien’s show, she said “At the end of the day, I wasn’t in the manifesto. I wasn’t singled out, or named in it, so… It was still scary though.” So Ariana, exactly why are you speaking to the media? Dorner unsuccessfully filed a restraining order against Williams after their not-so-good breakup. Williams said Dorner fabricated his story to the judge and the judge caught on to his antics. ”He sort of got mouthy with the judge and the judge was like, ‘You’re not going to come in here and tell me how to run my courtroom even though you’re a cop. You think I’m going to automatically take your side,‘” she said.

When O’Brien asked her how she felt about the incident, Williams said “I’m shocked, I sort of expected it. I can’t honestly tell you that I would say ‘oh this would never happen.’ When you see signs of someone’s behavior and the manner that, sort of stress-induced type behavior also – I think coupled with maybe how their personality already is, I think it makes it easier to understand why something like this could possibly happen.” She went on to say that Dorner ‘bottled up his emotions‘ and wasn’t good at expressing himself.

Ariana, you seem to not add any significant value to the conversation about Dorner, so I’m interested in knowing why did he feel compelled to bring charges against you.


Maria Lloyd (@WritingsByMaria) is the Business Manager for the Your Black World Network and Dr. Boyce Watkins. She is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and an advocate of dismantling the prison industrial complex, increasing entrepreneurship, reforming education, and eradicating poverty.