Walker has already refuted allegations made by a different woman who claims he paid for her to get an abortion in 2009 and that she later gave birth to one of his children. He is running against Georgia’s Democratic incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock on November 8 in a race that could determine the party that would control the Senate.
On Wednesday, a second woman alleged that Herschel Walker, the Republican running for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, had pressured her to get an abortion. She claimed that she was in a relationship with him for six years and Walker, who revealed that he passionately opposed abortion rights, had also paid for the procedure.
Both women have kept their identities private. The first to speak forward gave supporting materials, including a check, to the Daily Beast, an online news source. The latest claimant, who went by the name “Jane Doe,” talked over the phone during a news conference in Los Angeles that was hosted by Gloria Allred.
The latest claimant, who went by the name “Jane Doe,” talked over the phone during a news conference in Los Angeles that was hosted by Gloria Allred. The woman continued by saying that Walker was a member of the Dallas Cowboys in 1987 when she first met him.
She claimed to reside in Dallas and would frequently visit Walker in the mornings while attending his home games. The woman said that she would frequently travel out to see Walker at home games after he was traded to the Minnesota Vikings in 1992 and then again to the Philadelphia Eagles in 1993. She also claimed that the two would rejoin in Dallas during the off-season when Walker returned to the Eagles.
Despite using birth control, she claimed that in April 1993, she fell pregnant. The woman claimed that she was “confused, uncertain and scared.” Herschel and she had several conversations about the pregnancy, and he encouraged her to have an abortion and provided the funds for it.
With less than two weeks until election day, the most recent polling indicates a close battle between Walker and his opponent, incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock.