“I’m not a coward but I’m a realist,” the woman said. “And I choose to protect my identity to protect those I love. Herschel Walker is a hypocrite and he is not fit to be a US senator.
“We don’t need people in the US Senate who profess one thing and do another,” she added.
As a candidate, Walker said he opposes abortion in all situations, with no exceptions for rape, incest or to protect the life of the mother. He said he would support a nationwide ban on the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Allred showed cards, photographs and receipts that she said supported her client’s story. She also played what she said was a voicemail from Walker to the woman while he was competing in the 1992 Winter Olympics which confirmed the relationship. The Washington Post has not independently confirmed these claims.
Walker denied a previous claim by a former partner that he pressured her to have an abortion in 2009. On Wednesday, he denied the latest report during a campaign stop in Georgia.
“I’m done with this madness. I already told people it was a lie and I’m not going to entertain him,” Walker said. “I also want you to know that I didn’t kill JFK either.”
The accuser said Walker’s Republican politics had nothing to do with her going public with her story.
“I’m a registered independent and I voted for Donald Trump in both elections. I don’t believe Herschel is morally fit to be a U.S. senator,” she said.
The woman said she was motivated to come forward after Walker tried to discredit the other woman’s claim that he paid for her abortion during a recent Fox News interview.
Woman says she had to pressure Herschel Walker to pay for abortion he wanted
The mother of one of Walker’s children told the Washington Post earlier this month that she repeatedly pressed the GOP candidate for money to pay for the 2009 abortion he wanted that she suffers. The same woman said Walker pressured her into having an abortion again when she became pregnant a second time, despite choosing to give birth to their son, who is now 10.
Walker admitted to giving his then-partner a check for $700 in 2009, but in an interview he continued to deny the woman’s claim that the money was provided to pay for an abortion.
Walker is locked in a tight race with Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D) that is crucial for majority control of the Senate, with polls showing the two candidates separated by just a few percentage points despite previous reports of Walker who initially troubled the race.
Ahead of midterms, abortion front and center as GOP backs Herschel Walker
Top Republicans supported the candidate and made several campaign appearances with him. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (RS.C.), who proposed the 15-week nationwide abortion ban, campaigned with Walker on Wednesday.
In her statement on Wednesday, the woman said she met Walker in the 1980s and had a friendship with the former college football star for two years before beginning a romantic relationship in November 1987. Walker was playing for the Dallas Cowboys at the time and she lived nearby. . He visited her several times a week and she attended home football games, she said. When traveling to away games, she said, she often stayed at the same hotel as Walker and the team.
According to the woman, their relationship continued when he was traded to the Minnesota Vikings and later the Philadelphia Eagles, and she even helped him choose his Minnesota home.
“I was very devoted to Herschel and he made me feel like he was devoted to me as well,” she said. “He repeatedly told me how much he loved me – often in writing – and repeated that he wanted to end his marriage.”
“However, there was still a reason he wasn’t quite ready to do it,” she added.
According to the woman, it became clearer that she and Walker would not have the type of relationship she wanted when she became pregnant in early 1993, despite being on birth control. She said Walker was upset and forced her to have an abortion, which she didn’t want to do.
Walker allegedly gave the woman money for an abortion, but when she arrived at a Dallas clinic, she said, she was overwhelmed with emotion and decided she couldn’t continue the procedure. She left the clinic in tears.
Walker was upset and took her back to the clinic the next day and waited for her until the abortion was complete, she said. He then drove her to the pharmacy to take medicine before taking her home.
“I was devastated because I felt I had been forced to have an abortion,” she said. “After the abortion, I felt that Herschel was starting to drift away from me. I left Dallas a few days after the abortion.
The woman said the trauma of the experience kept her away from Dallas for more than 15 years. She called the relationship harmful.
“In retrospect, I know I was naïve and Herschel took advantage of me,” she said. “I spent years of my life solely devoted to Herschel and gave up other opportunities just to be with him.”
In her statement, the woman said she had proof that Walker paid for her abortion and sent her a card signed with the letter H. Walker’s former partner who had the abortion in 2009 said that he had sent her a card signed H after she had the procedure, but Walker said on air that he never signed cards with H. The woman who came forward on Wednesday said it was a false statement and that he had sent her several cards signed with H.
Allred said Walker’s actions are fundamentally inconsistent with the worldview he espouses on the campaign trail.
“Mr. Walker claims to be against abortion even though he paid and pressured our client to have an abortion,” she said. “Despite his attempts to dress in Christian family values, he nonetheless had an affair with our client for six years.”
In response to the latest accusation, Rachel Petri, Warnock’s deputy campaign manager, said in a statement: “We know that Herschel Walker has a problem with the truth, a problem answering questions and a problem taking responsibility for his actions. Today’s new report is just the latest example of a troubling pattern we’ve seen play out again and again and again. Herschel Walker is not expected to represent Georgians in the US Senate.
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