- A second woman has come forward saying Herschel Walker paid for her abortion.
- The unnamed woman is represented by women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred.
- Walker, who supports total bans on abortion, has already been accused of paying for one for his ex.
Another woman has come forward to say Herschel Walker, a Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, drove her to an abortion clinic and paid her to have an abortion she was reluctant to get in 1993.
The woman, who is using the alias Jane Doe, told reporters at a press conference Wednesday that she decided to come forward about her experience after hearing Walker deny an earlier allegation that he paid for a different woman’s abortion.
“Herschel Walker is a hypocrite and he is not fit to be a US senator,” the woman told reporters.
Walker has spoken in support of banning abortion without any exceptions, including rape and incest.
The candidate’s apparent hypocrisy was first exposed in a Daily Beast article detailing an interview with an ex-girlfriend who said he paid for her abortion in 2009. The Beast later reported that the woman also had a child with Walker.
Walker, a former University of Georgia football legend, said during a phone appearance on conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt’s show that the first allegation was “totally, totally untrue,” but made a bizarre remark about the matter in general.
“If that had happened, I would have said it, because there’s nothing to be ashamed of there,” Walker said on the show. “You know, people have done that, but I know nothing about it.”
Several publications have reported that Walker sent a get well card to the first woman who said he paid for her abortion after the procedure, and that he signed it “H.” Walker, as part of his denial, said he never signs anything with an “H.”
Famed women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred is representing the woman who came forward Wednesday and provided reporters with copies of letters that Walker allegedly sent her client, all signed with an “H.”
She also played a loving voicemail he allegedly left for her client.
The woman said she met Walker in the mid 1980s, and they were just friends until 1987, when their relationship became intimate.
“Quite frankly, we fell in love,” she said.
She said she would see him in Dallas, where they both lived, and then traveled to Minnesota when he was traded. In 1992, when he was traded to the Philiadelphia Eagles, they stayed together.
During their affair, Walker promised to leave his wife but kept saying it wasn’t the right time, she said.
In April 1993, she said she learned she was pregnant.
She was surprised because she had been on birth control throughout the relationship, but she knew Walker was the man who had gotten her pregnant because she hadn’t been intimate with anyone else during that period, she said.
“I really didn’t know what to do. I was confused, uncertain, and scared,” she said.
Walker told her to get an abortion, she said, and she went to a Dallas clinic alone but left in tears without having the procedure done.
When she told Walker she had left, he was “upset” and the next day took her back to the clinic, gave her cash to pay for the procedure, and waited in the parking lot for hours before taking her home, she said.
After that, she said she distanced herself from Walker and moved out of Dallas for 15 years.
While he didn’t buy her expensive gifts when they were together, she said Walker sent her his Rolex watch when she left Dallas — and that she sent it back.
In the middle of the press conference, Walker denied the allegation from the stage of a campaign event in Georgia and called it politically motivated.
Jane Doe, though, said her decision to come forward had nothing to do with Walker running as a Republican candidate in next month’s midterm elections.
“I’m a registered independent and voted for Donald Trump in both elections,” she said. “I do not believe Herschel Walker is fit to be a US Senator.”