ATLANTA — A second woman has come forward with allegations that U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker paid for her to have an abortion.
The new allegations surfaced just weeks after a Daily Beast report that Walker paid for a 2009 abortion for the mother of one of his children. The new woman said she had a six-year relationship with Walker and he paid for an abortion in 1993.
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Walker, who has vehemently opposed abortion rights as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Georgia, denied both women’s allegations.
“I’m done with this foolishness. I’ve already told people this is a lie and I’m not going to entertain this continued lie alone,” Walker said during a campaign event in Dillard. “The Democrats are doing whatever they can to win this seat.”
The second woman, who asked to be referred to as Jane Doe, spoke during a news conference held by her attorney, Gloria Allred, on Wednesday.
“It’s sad that I cannot show my face or use my name for fear of reprisals against myself and my family. I am not coward. But I am a realist. I choose to protect my identity to protect those I love,” Jane Doe said.
Jane Doe said she had a romantic, intimate relationship that started in 1987 when Walker was still with the Dallas Cowboys and continued after his various trades to Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles. She said she had voicemails, letters and receipts to prove their relationship.
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In April 1993, Jane Doe said she learned she was pregnant and that she felt pressured by Walker to get an abortion. She said she went to a Dallas clinic, but could not go through with the abortion and left in tears.
“When I told Herschel what happened, he was upset. He said he was going to go back with me to the clinic the next day for me to have the abortion. He drove me to the clinic the following day and waited for hours in a parking lot until I came out. He then drove me to get medications and supplies as prescribed,” Jane Doe said.
She said she felt Walker grew distant from her after the abortion and she ended up leaving Dallas.
Walker’s opponent Raphael Warnock issued the following statement on Wednesday:
“We know 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 have seen play out again and again and again. Herschel Walker shouldn’t be representing Georgians in the U.S. Senate.”
As the news conference was held, Walker made several campaign stops in north Georgia with the support of South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Graham described Allred as a “celebrity lawyer” from California and called the accusations “wild.”
“Here we go two weeks away from election, less than two weeks, some news conference in LA about somebody saying something from a celebrity lawyer trying to affect the outcome of a Senate race in the state of Georgia,” he said. “The people of Georgia have your back, Herschel.”
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