Second woman accusing Herschel Walker of paying for abortion

GOP Senate candidate denies allegations from Jane Doe, nationally known attorney Gloria Allred
Published: Oct. 26, 2022 at 2:54 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2022 at 8:51 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker is facing another allegation that he paid for a former girlfriend’s abortion.

On Wednesday, nationally known attorney Gloria Allred held a news conference with the woman, identified only as Jane Doe, who alleged a romantic relationship with Walker, seeking to unseat Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock in Georgia’s nationally watched U.S. Senate race.

The woman spoke at the news conference, which was held at Allred’s Los Angeles law office, but her face was not shown.

Jane Doe said she met Walker while he was playing for the University of Georgia. The two became friends over the next several years, and began a romantic relationship during his tenure as a member of the Dallas Cowboys.

Their relationship, both Jane Doe and Allred alleged, continued after he was traded to the Minnesota Vikings in 1990 and then the Philadelphia Eagles in 1992.

Allred said her client became pregnant in April 1993. “I was surprised, because I had been on birth control during our relationship,” Jane Doe said.

“He encouraged me to have an abortion and gave me the money to do so,” Jane Doe said. “I went to a clinic in Dallas but couldn’t bring myself to do so.”

Jane Doe said Walker drove her to the clinic the next day and waited for hours until the procedure was completed. “He then drove me to a pharmacist to pick up medications and then drove me home,” she said.

Jane Doe said she left Dallas and did not return for 15 years because she was so traumatized by the incident. She also identified herself as an independent and that “I voted for Donald Trump.”

Doe said partisan allegiances were not a factor in her decision to come forward. She called herself a registered independent and said she voted twice for former President Donald Trump, a Republican who endorsed Walker.

Allred refused to discuss how much the abortion cost.

During the news conference, Allred provided a photo she said showed Walker on a bed in the woman’s hotel room, along with cards and letters she said Walker wrote her client.

Walker is denying the latest accusation.

“I’m done with this foolishness,” Walker said in a statement. “This is all a lie, and I will not entertain any of it. I also did not kill JFK. This is pitiful. The media should not be so foolish as to think I will spend any time talking about these lies.

“Raphael Warnock got crushed in the debate – and now Democrats will say and do anything to hang on to power. Well, I’m Herschel Walker, and they picked the wrong Georgian to mess with. I’m not backing down the stakes are too high. Warnock and his crew can live in the gutter, I will not live there with them. I will talk about how we can renew this state and this country and bring people together.”

Allred has represented several clients who’ve accused powerful men, including Trump and Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, of sexual assault and harassment.

Earlier this month, The Daily Beast published a report alleging Walker, who is staunchly anti-abortion, paid for a 2009 abortion for a previous girlfriend. The report also claimed Walker fathered a child with the woman.

Walker - a UGA football legend who has been endorsed by political figures such as former President Donald Trump, and beloved Georgia sports figures such as his former coach, Vince Dooley - has consistently denied the allegations.

On Wednesday, a new Monmouth University poll showed Walker still within striking distance of Warnock, despite constant attack ads from Warnock and his supporters over the abortion allegations and other allegations of domestic abuse.

Currently, there are 50 Republicans in the Senate and 48 Democrats, but the Senate’s two Independents caucus with Democrats, meaning the body is split at 50-50. Vice President Kamala Harris, a Democrat, casts any tie-breaking votes.

Warnock won his current seat in a January 2021 runoff against Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to fill the unexpired term of Johnny Isakson, who had resigned due to health reasons. Warnock’s win, along with Jon Ossoff’s ouster of then-incumbent David Perdue, gave Georgia two Democratic U.S. senators for the first time in decades.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham was campaigning with Walker during Allred’s news conference. He issued this statement:

“I’ve seen this movie before folks. I remember the Kavanaugh storyline really well. The hearings are over and he does a great job. All of a sudden, I got this letter. I want to share it with the committee, well it was shared with the Washington Post before it was shared with the committee. Making a salacious allegation, Judge Kavanaugh met with every Democrat, and the ones that knew about it never gave him a chance to explain himself. And the rest is history.

“Another one, another one, and another one.

“So here’s the game plan. They get a celebrity lawyer, like Avenatti, who’s now in jail. Get a celebrity lawyer to come out and make a wild accusation, right before it’s time to make a decision about who should be on the Supreme Court or who should be in the Senate.

“So I’ve seen this movie. People here not gonna tolerate it. There’s gonna be a backlash in Georgia. This is coming from LA. It’s coming from an activist, a Democratic celebrity lawyer who went to the 2016 convention for Hillary Clinton. And people in Georgia are not this dumb.

“We have seen this movie before. And we’re not going to put up with it.

“To every fair-minded Georgia, this stuff needs to stop. They’re trying to ruin people’s lives because they want power more than anything else. They were willing to destroy Judge Kavanaugh’s life. Allegations made by anonymous people turned out to be complete lies, and nothing happened to them.

“And here we go two weeks away from an election, less than two weeks. Some news conference in LA, about somebody saying something, from a celebrity lawyer, trying to affect the outcome of a Senate race in the state of Georgia.

“Let me tell you how this movie ends. Kavanaugh didn’t back down. He’s on the court. Herschel ain’t backing down. The people of Georgia have your back, Herschel. And you know how this movie ends? Herschel Walker’s going to the United States Senate.”