Republican Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker denied fresh claims he paid for a second woman to have an abortion Wednesday, insisting the claim was “a lie.”
Walker, 60, dismissed the allegations after an unidentified woman came forward to accuse him of encouraging and paying for her 1993 abortion — just weeks after an ex-girlfriend said he did the same for her in 2009.
“What I’m saying is that this is a lie,” Walker told Fox News host Bret Baier when asked whether he knew the woman behind the latest claim.
Less than two weeks out from the election, the anti-abortion Republican insisted the allegations shouldn’t detract from his campaign.
“I’ve moved on in my campaign because we’re worried about what the Georgia people are talking about,” Walker said.
“I’ve said this is a lie, I’ve moved on, and they want me to play these guessing games and all this,” he added. “But I’m not into that. I’m into winning this great seat back for the great people of Georgia because that’s what this is about.”
Republican Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker on Wednesday denied fresh claims he paid for a second woman’s abortion.REUTERS
The second woman, only identified as Jane Doe, spoke to reporters via an audio Zoom call arranged by her attorney, Gloria Allred.
She alleged that the former NFL and University of Georgia football star pressured her into an abortion, drove her to the clinic and paid for the procedure after she became pregnant during their six-year relationship while he was married to his first wife.
“The reason I am here today is because he has publicly taken the position that he is ‘about life’ and against abortion under any circumstances when, in fact, he pressured me to have an abortion and personally ensured that it occurred by driving me to the clinic and paying for it,” the woman said.
“I do not believe that Herschel is morally fit to be a US senator and that is the reason why I am speaking up and providing proof.”
The woman provided a voicemail Walker allegedly left her in 1993, as well as cards he had given her and a hotel receipt from Minnesota where they purportedly stayed.BACKGRID
Her lawyer played a voicemail Walker allegedly left her in 1993, as well as cards he had given her and a receipt from a Minnesota hotel where they purportedly stayed.
The woman insisted partisan allegiances had nothing to do with her coming forward — and that she voted twice for former president Donald Trump, who has endorsed Walker.
Still, Walker appeared to blame Democrats and his rival, Sen. Raphael Warnock, for the latest accusation, insisting they picked “the wrong Georgian” to mess with.
“I hope people can see right now that Raphael Warnock and the left will do whatever they can to win this seat,” he told Fox News.
“But I don’t think they realize they messed with the wrong Georgian here. I’m not going to stop. This seat is too important for me to stop thinking that they can scare me.”
The second woman, only identified as Jane Doe, spoke to reporters via an audio Zoom call arranged by her attorney, Gloria Allred (left). AP
When The Daily Beast broke news of the first woman’s abortion allegation last month, Walker blasted the report as a “repugnant hatchet job.”
The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, told the outlet that she and Walker agreed not to go ahead with the pregnancy.
She provided a $575 receipt from an abortion clinic, as well as a signed personal check for $700 from Walker and a “get well” card purportedly signed by the former Dallas Cowboys star.
Walker later admitted to giving the ex-girlfriend the $700 check, but denied knowing anything about the procedure.
The woman went on to have a child with Walker two years later.
Walker confirmed in June that he had three children that the public weren’t previously aware of — including two sons, aged 10 and 13, and an adult daughter.
Until this campaign, Walker had only spoken publicly about his 23-year-old son Christian with his first wife.
Polls show a tight race between Walker and Warnock, with the Democrat leading by 0.5 percentage points in the RealClearPolitics average. If neither candidate gets 50% of the vote on election night Nov. 8, the top two candidates will advance to a runoff four weeks later.