“I’m not a coward, but I’m a realist,” the woman said. “And I choose to protect my identity to protect the people I love. Herschel Walker is a hypocrite, and he’s not fit to be a U.S. Senator.”
“We don’t need people in the U.S. Senate calling themselves one thing and doing another,” she added.
As a candidate, Walker has said he opposes abortion in all circumstances, including rape, incest or protecting a mother’s life. He has said he would support a national ban on the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Allred showed cards, photos and receipts that she said supported her client’s story. She also played what she said was a voicemail Walker sent the woman while competing in the 1992 Winter Olympics, confirming their relationship. The Washington Post has not independently confirmed the allegations.
Walker has denied previous claims by a former partner that he pressured her to have an abortion in 2009. On Wednesday, he denied the latest reports during a campaign event in Georgia.
“I’m fed up with this stupidity. I’ve told people it’s a lie and I’m not going to accept it,” Walker said. “I also want you to know that I didn’t kill JFK either. “
The plaintiffs said Walker’s Republican politics had nothing to do with her making her story public.
“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.
In a recent interview with Fox News, Walker tried to discredit another woman’s claim that he paid for her abortion, the woman said.
Woman says she had to urge 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 has repeatedly pressured the Republican candidate to pay for the 2009 abortion he wanted her to have. The same woman said Walker pressured her again during her second pregnancy to have another abortion, even though she chose to give birth to their now 10-year-old son.
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 used to pay for an abortion.
Walker and Sen are locked in a fierce rivalry. Raphael G. Warnock (D) This is crucial to majority control in the Senate, with polls showing the two candidates within a few percentage points of the two candidates, although early reports of Warnock initially disrupted the race.
Abortion in focus as GOP backs Herschel Walker ahead of midterms
Top Republicans backed the candidate and joined him on several campaigns. senator. Lindsey O. Graham (RS.C.), who proposed a nationwide 15-week abortion ban, ran with Walker on Wednesday.
In a statement Wednesday, the woman said she met Walker in the 1980s and formed a two-year friendship with the former college football star before starting a relationship in November 1987. Walker, who was playing for the Dallas Cowboys at the time, lived nearby. He would visit her multiple times a week, she said, and she would play at home football games. She said she often stayed at the same hotel as Walker and the team when she went to away games.
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 home in Minnesota.
“I’m very loyal to Herschel, and he gave me the impression that he was loyal to me too,” she said. “He repeatedly told me how much he loved me – usually in writing – and reiterated that he wanted to end his marriage.”
“However, there’s always some reason he wasn’t ready to do it,” she added.
According to the woman, it became more clear that despite birth control, she and Walker would not continue to have the kind of relationship she wanted when she became pregnant in early 1993. She said Walker was upset and forced her to have an abortion – something she didn’t want to do.
Walker allegedly gave the woman cash for an abortion, but when she arrived at a clinic in Dallas, she said, she was so emotional she decided she couldn’t go ahead with the procedure. She left the clinic in tears.
Walker was upset, she said, and took her back to the clinic the next day, where she waited until the abortion was complete. He then drove her to the pharmacy to get her medicine and took her home.
“I was frustrated because I felt like I was forced to have an abortion,” she said. “After the abortion, I felt like Herschel started to alienate 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 detrimental.
“Looking back, I know I was naive and Herschel took advantage of me,” she said. “The years of my life have been devoted to Herschel, giving up other opportunities just to be with him.”
In her statement, the woman said she had evidence Walker paid for her abortion and sent her a card with the letter H on it. Walker’s ex-partner, who had an abortion in 2009, said he sent her a card signed H after her abortion. procedure, but Walker said on the air that he never signed a card with H. The woman who came forward on Wednesday said it was an untrue statement and that he had sent her multiple cards signed with H.
Allred said Walker’s actions were fundamentally inconsistent with the worldview he espoused on the campaign trail.
“Mr. Walker professed to be against abortion despite paying and forcing our clients to have them,” she said. “Despite his attempts to clothe himself with Christian family values, he had an extramarital affair with our client for six years.”
In response to the latest allegations, Rachel Petrie, Warnock’s deputy campaign manager, said in a statement: “We know that Herschel Walker has questions about the truth, questions about answering questions, and questions about her actions. There’s also a problem with being accountable. Today’s new report is just the latest example of a disturbing pattern we’ve seen time and time again. Herschel Walker shouldn’t be representing Georgians in the U.S. Senate.”