SECOND woman claims GOP Senate hopeful Herschel Walker paid for her abortion after impregnating her: Her superstar attorney Gloria Allred shows cards and photo as evidence of the ‘six-year affair’ while he was married
- A second unnamed woman has alleged Walker paid for her abortion
- She says he pressured her to have the procedure in April 1993 in Dallas
- Woman says Walker drove her to the clinic after she balked at an abortion
- Claims she had a six-year romantic affair with the NFL star while he was married
- Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred offered ‘exhibits’ as evidence of the romance
- It follows another claim that Walker paid for a girlfriend’s abortion in 2009
- Walker, a staunch opponent of legal abortion, denies the allegations
The woman, using the pseudonym Jane Doe, spoke directly to reporters through a conference call at the Los Angeles office of powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred on Wednesday afternoon.
Doe claimed that in April of 1993, following a multi-year romantic affair with Walker, he pressured her to have an abortion, paid for the procedure, and drove her to a clinic in Dallas, where he waited in the car for her to terminate the pregnancy.
‘I was confused, uncertain and scared. After discussing the pregnancy with Herschel several times, he encouraged me to have an abortion and gave me money to do so,’ she said. ‘Herschel says he is against women having abortions, but he pressured me to have one.’
Allred presented reporters with a number of ‘exhibits’ supporting Doe’s claim that she had a six-year affair with Walker while he was a married NFL star, showing a receipt from a hotel room, cards with tender messages signed ‘H’, and a purported photo of Walker and the woman in a hotel room.
However, Allred did not offer any physical evidence directly supporting the woman’s allegation that she had an abortion at Walker’s behest, such as a receipt from the clinic or medical records.
Speaking at a campaign event in Georgia as Allred’s press conference unfolded, Walker, who is a staunch opponent of legal abortion, issued a blanket dismissal of the allegations, calling them false and politically motivated.
Attorney Gloria Allred presented reporters with a number of ‘exhibits’ supporting Doe’s claim that she had a six-year affair with Walker while he was a married NFL star
A second woman has alleged that Herschel Walker, the Republican candidate for US Senate in Georgia, helped her get an abortion
If follows claims first reported by the Daily Beast that Walker encouraged and paid for another girlfriend to terminate her pregnancy in 2009.
Walker has also denied those allegations, and his campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com on Wednesday.
At the press conference, Doe said that she was concealing her identity out of fear of reprisals, saying ‘I choose to protect my identity to protect the ones I love.’
She denied that her allegations against Walker were politically motivated by his Republican candidacy, saying that she is a registered independent and voted for Donald Trump in the last two presidential elections.
Doe, who did not answer questions, delivered a statement that went into great detail outlining what she said was a six-year affair with Walker.
She said that they first met in the 1980s, when he was a player for the Dallas Cowboys, and that their friendship evolved into a romantic and sexual relationship starting in 1987.
‘He told me that he had problems with his marriage and wanted to end his marriage. Quite frankly, we fell in love,’ she said.
She said the romance continued when he was traded to the Minnesota Vikings in November 1989, and likewise after he switched to the Philadelphia Eagles in June 1992.
Doe said the affair continued as she would visit him in those cities and attend his road games, and that he led her to believe he intended to leave his wife to be with her.
A blank screen is seen on a Zoom call as ‘Jane Doe’ delivered a statement to reporters, declining to reveal her name or her face as she made the allegations
Allred shows reporters a photo purportedly depicting her client and Walker on a hotel bed
‘I was very devoted to Herschel, and he gave me the impression he was devoted to me as well,’ she said.
‘I believed that he was going to get divorced, but he kept leading me on,’ said Doe. ‘There was always some reason he wasn’t quite ready to do so.’
In April of 1993, she said that she learned she was pregnant, and was ‘surprised’ because she had been on birth control for years. She said she had not been intimate with anyone besides Walker in the preceding time period and knew the baby was his.
Walker is seen with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1993, the year Doe says she had the abortion
Doe said that when she told Walker of the pregnancy, he gave her cash for an abortion and encouraged her to have one.
But, she said, when she went to the abortion clinic, she became overcome with emotion and doubts about whether she wanted the procedure, and left without getting the abortion.
Doe said that when she told Walker what had happened, he insisted on driving her to the Dallas abortion clinic himself, and waited outside for hours until she had undergone the procedure.
She said she was ‘traumatized’ by the incident and left Dallas days later, not to return for another 14 years. She said it marked the effective end of the alleged affair.
Allred is a super-star attorney prominent in the field of women’s rights, and represented 28 of the women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, among a slew of other high-profile cases.
She also has a history of representing women making claims against Republican politicians, including several who accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, which he denied.
Allred shows card she claims Walker sent to her client during their alleged romance
Allred (above) is a super-star attorney prominent in the field of women’s rights, known for representing accusers in high-profile sexual misconduct cases
In 2017, Allred represented a woman who accused Roy Moore, then the Alabama GOP candidate for US Senate, of sexually assaulting her when she was 16.
Those claims and others like them derailed Moore’s campaign, and Alabama elected a Democrat to the Senate for the first time since 1992.
For his part, Walker has denied prior claims that he paid for an abortion for another unnamed former girlfriend, who said she went on to have a child with him after terminating the first pregnancy.
During his debate with the incumbent, Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock, Walker caused confusion by denying his previous support for an outright national ban on abortion.
Walker’s claim contradicted statements he had made repeatedly on the campaign trail, including in July when he said ‘that’s a problem’ that there is no national ban.
Walker said at the debate that his position is the same as Georgia’s state law, the so-called heartbeat bill that bans abortion at six weeks, before many women know they’re pregnant.
That law went into effect this year after the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which had legalized abortions nationwide.