Woman who accused Herschel Walker of pressuring her to have an abortion says ‘honesty matters’
A woman who accused Georgia’s Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker of pressuring her to have an abortion defended her claims in an exclusive interview with ABC News, saying she is unfit for office and that “honesty matters.”
Walker has he denied the chargeswhich were first made in a press conference last week, dismissing the claims as “foolishness” while adding “this is all a lie, and I do not entertain anything”.
The woman, whom ABC News has agreed to call Jane Doe, told ABC News in her first on-camera interview that she decided to come forward later. another woman made similar statements that Walker had also pressured her to have an abortion.
Speaking to ABC News’ “Nightline” co-anchor Juju Chang, the woman said she became pregnant in 1993 in the midst of a years-long relationship with Walker, saying they saw each other “several times a week, usually in in the morning” and that they were in love.
“[Walker] it was very clear that she did not want to have the child. And he said that because of his wife’s family and the powerful people around him that he wouldn’t be safe and that the child wouldn’t be safe,” the woman said.
“I felt threatened and I thought I had no choice,” said the woman, who appeared on camera for the first time since making her allegations public at a press conference last week with her attorney, Gloria Allred.
Responding to the ABC News interview, Walker released a statement Tuesday saying, “That was a lie a week ago and it’s a lie today. Seven days before the election, Democrats are trolling Gloria Allred and a woman they don’t know. no. the opponents will do and say anything to win this election. The whole democratic machine is coming after me and the people of Georgia. I am not intimidated. Once again, they have messed with the wrong Georgian.”
In her interview with Chang, Jane Doe recalled initially going to a clinic to have an abortion before abruptly leaving after having a change of heart.
“I think it’s part of the procedure then that they did an ultrasound. And I saw the ultrasound and I couldn’t go with it. So I left the clinic and went home,” he said with emotion in his voice.
According to the woman, Walker later said he took her to the clinic to have the procedure.
“He came to my house and picked me up and took me to the clinic,” the woman recalled. “I just got in and waited in the car while I went and had the procedure. And then I got out and he took me to the pharmacy, and then he took me home.”
Jane Doe said Walker gave her money to pay for the abortion. She said she has no receipt for the payment or record of the procedure.
Walker, who is running against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, is campaigning as a staunch anti-abortion-rights candidate.
According to Jane Doe, she maintained a friendly relationship with Walker for decades and last spoke with him by phone in March 2020.
Two women identified to ABC News as friends of Jane Doe by her attorney Gloria Allred said Jane Doe confided in them in the 1990s that she had a years-long relationship with Walker and that she had become pregnant during that relationship. .
Jane Doe said she last saw Walker at a mental health event in 2019.
“He gave – he hugged me, and he was very happy to see me … He was very nice and cordial,” he said of their meeting in 2019.
One of the women identified as a friend of Jane Doe said she was with her at the event and took a photo of her and Walker together, telling ABC News, “They hugged for a long time … they clearly knew each other for years and years.”
Jane Doe said she never discussed the abortion with Walker while they were in contact.
Walker previously denied an ex-girlfriend’s claims to multiple media outlets that he paid for her to have an abortion in 2009. That woman told The Daily Beast that she had documents to support her allegation, including a receipt from a abortion clinic, a bank deposit receipt. along with an image of a $700 check he said was signed by Walker sent within a week of the abortion, as well as an “earnings” card he said was signed by Walker.
During an appearance last week on Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier, Walker issued blanket denials about the recent allegations made against him.
“Well that’s a lie. And I said it’s a lie and I hope people can see now that Raphael Warnock and the left would do everything they can to win the seat,” Walker said. “I said it once and I moved forward, my campaign moved forward because we are concerned about what the people of Georgia are talking about… I said this a lie. I passed, and they. You want me to play these guessing games and all that, but I’m not. I’m not into it. I’m into earning this great place for the great people of Georgia because that’s it.”
Jane Doe told Chang that, after Walker’s rejections, she now thinks she is unfit to be a United States senator.
Asked why, she said, “I think honesty matters.”
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