Herschel Walker drops the ‘lie’ shortly before another woman claims he paid for the abortion
Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker on Wednesday rejected the “lies” and “bullshit” surrounding him shortly before an unnamed woman said he paid for and strongly encouraged her to have an abortion she didn’t want in Dallas in 1993.
The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, made her accusation in a video press conference organized from Los Angeles by her attorney, Gloria Allred.
Ahed of the woman who spoke Wednesday afternoon — but hours after her news conference was released to the media — Walker read a brief prepared statement to reporters in Dillard, Georgia.
“Well, I’ll say it right now, you know: guys, I’m done with this nonsense,” he said. “I’ve already told people this is a lie and I’m not going to entertain and continue to carry the lie alone.”
He went on to try to joke that “I didn’t even kill JFK” and added, “The Democrats are doing and saying everything they can to win this fight and win this seat, but I want them to know that I don’t know Herschel Walker.”
He did not answer questions.
Asked if he wants to “unequivocally deny” paying any woman for abortions, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who is running the campaign with him, replied. Graham referred to Walker’s accuser as an “activist, celebrity Democrat lawyer,” referring to Allred, and suggested the claim was a coordinated political attack.
The unnamed woman said in a video press conference that she feared retribution if she revealed her real name or showed her face.
ABC News has not independently verified her claim.
Walker previously denied his ex-girlfriend’s claim to various media outlets that he paid her to have an abortion in 2009.
He campaigned against Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock as a staunch anti-abortionist.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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