Herschel Walker’s accuser, who claims he paid for her abortion more than ten years ago, also claims to be the mother of one of his kids, the Daily Beast reported Wednesday. This debunks the Georgia Republican’s assertion that he is unaware of his accuser.
The news source said that it had agreed not to expose the lady’s identify due to her worries for safety and privacy when it released an article this week alleging that Walker had advised a woman to get an abortion in 2009 after he had gotten her pregnant.
However, the woman told the Daily Beast that she was shocked by the remarks after Walker, who is running against Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., for his seat, claimed on Fox News on Wednesday morning that he did not know who the anonymous woman was and that the accusation was an effort by Democrats to harm his campaign.
Although I was shocked, she told the news source, “I guess it also doesn’t shock me that maybe there are just so many of us that he really doesn’t recall.” However, if he truly forgot about it, it also tells something.
Despite being a good sport about Walker’s campaign even after he denied the charges of abortion, the woman claimed she was forced to reveal the information to the public.
So far, I’ve been quite polite. I repress my speech. I don’t get in the way. I keep out of the spotlight. But I’m also not going to keep getting ran over, she added to the Daily Beast. That’s absurd.
According to The Daily Beast, the woman is a Democrat who had an abortion but continued her relationship with Walker, which had lasted for years. According to the outlet, the lady chose not to give her identity because she is the mother of one of Walker’s children and wants to keep her family’s privacy as private as possible while speaking the truth.
There is no truth to this or any other Daily Beast report, Walker claimed in a statement that was made available to NBC News.
NBC News has not independently examined the documents and other material that the Daily Beast claims backs up the woman’s claims or independently verified them.
Walker responded, “Had that happened, I would have said it, because there’s nothing to be ashamed of there,” when asked by conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt if he knows who the accuser is and if he needs to be forgiven for anything.”
People have done it, you know, but I have no knowledge of it, he said. “And if I were aware of it, I would be open and candid about it, but I am not.
According to the news source, the woman told a close friend about the alleged abortion at the time, and the friend allegedly looked after the woman in the days following the procedure. Additionally, it released what the lady claimed to be a get-well card signed by Walker and stated that she had produced both the abortion clinic’s receipt and a bank deposit with a picture of Walker’s check reimbursing her for the procedure’s cost. When Walker’s campaign was contacted for comment at the time, it directed NBC News to his Twitter reaction, where he denied the story and stated that he intended to sue the newspaper for defamation.
Walker’s son Christian expressed his indignation in a series of tweets, denouncing the GOP contender as a horrible father, a liar, and a hypocrite, shortly after the publication revealed that Walker had paid for the woman’s abortion in 2009.
I don’t care about those who accept responsibility and have a troubled background. But how dare you pretend to be a moral, Christian, upright man while lying? You’ve led a life that has DESTROYED the lives of others. He said in one of the posts, “How dare you.”
Herschel Walker’s family members all urged him not to run for politics since we were all aware of (part of) his past. Each and every one. He went on to say, “He decided to throw us the middle finger and air all of his dirty laundry in public, while also lying about it.”
Walker also had three children out of wedlock, according to earlier reporting by the Daily Beast, though he chose not to publicly acknowledge them while running for office. Walker’s four children were eventually acknowledged by his campaign and Walker himself.
National Republicans hastened to defend the GOP nominee by calling the Daily Beasts revelation of the abortion claims a smear but fell short of identifying which portions of the report were untrue. This included Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Walker, who openly opposes abortion, has the support of former President Donald Trump. Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, abortion has become a hot button issue for voters, which has led to the debate surrounding new claims made against Walker.