Herschel Walker and former ambassador Nikki Haley speak with the press during Herschels Unite Georgia Bus Stop rally on the Global Mall in Norcross, GA on Friday September 9, 2022.
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A girl who accused Senate candidate Herschel Walker of paying for her abortion in 2009 revealed that he urged her to finish a second pregnancy, The Recent York Times reported Friday.
The lady, who was dating Walker on the time, told the newspaper that their relationship ended after she refused to have the second abortion.
Walker, who’s running to unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock on a staunchly anti-abortion platform, has denied paying for an abortion in 2009. That accusation was first reported by The Day by day Beast on Monday, in the ultimate weeks leading as much as the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
Walker’s Republican campaign didn’t immediately reply to CNBC’s request for comment on the Times’ latest reporting, which indicated it was based on a series of interviews with the lady who has remained anonymous.
Walker has denied knowing who the lady is, despite reporting from each the Times and the Day by day Beast that she is the mother of a son she had with Walker.
On the campaign trail, Walker has previously acknowledged having more children than the one adult son, Christian Walker.
The anonymous woman who accused Walker of urging her to have multiple abortions told the Times that Walker has barely been involved within the lifetime of their now 10-year-old son. The Day by day Beast reported that Walker had previously confirmed that this woman was the mother of one in every of his kids, regardless that he appeared to say that she was not when journalists asked him about it on Thursday.
The lady, identified as a Democrat, wants Georgia voters to know the way Walker has treated her, the Times reported.
She told the newspaper her second pregnancy with Walker got here two years after the primary one, after they each agreed to have an abortion. Walker again didn’t want her to undergo with the pregnancy, she said, but she did this time. The connection led to September 2011, and the lady’s son was born the next May, the Times reported, citing a paternity suit.
Christian Walker, a conservative media personality, has railed against his father in a series of offended online posts within the wake of the initial reporting in regards to the alleged abortion payment. Christian also accused his father of being violent, neglectful and unfaithful to his family.
“Every member of the family of Herschel Walker asked him to not run for office, because all of us knew (a few of) his past. Each one. He decided to offer us the center finger and air out all of his dirty laundry in public, while concurrently lying about it,” Christian Walker tweeted Monday night.
As a Senate candidate, Walker has called for a complete ban on abortion, and he recently said he has “all the time been for all times.”
CNN reported earlier Friday that Walker’s campaign had fired its political director, Taylor Crowe. Spokespeople for the campaign didn’t respond when asked by CNBC to substantiate Crowe’s departure.
Top Republicans, meanwhile, are sticking with Walker. Lots of them have said they imagine Walker’s denials, while some conservatives and allied entities have simply decried the reports as a politically motivated effort to wreck the Republican ticket in Georgia.
The Peach State election could determine which party controls the Senate, and polling averages show Walker and Warnock are in a good race.
“Herschel has properly denied the costs against him, and I actually have little question he’s correct,” former President Donald Trump, who has endorsed Walker, said in an announcement Tuesday.