In the days leading up to the Nov. 8 general election, former NFL player and Georgia Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Herschel Walker faced new accusations by a second anonymous woman who alleged she became pregnant by Mr. Walker and that Mr. Walker had pressured her to obtain an abortion.
The second woman, identified only as “Jane Doe,” chose to keep her identity anonymous out of fear of reprisal. “Jane Doe” is represented by attorney Gloria Allred, Nathan Goldberg, and Christina Cheung of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg. During an Oct. 26 news conference, “Jane Doe” offered proof of her romantic and intimate relationship with Mr. Walker that took place allegedly between 1987 and 1993, and in a press conference in November, she provided further evidence including voice recordings of Mr. Walker.
“Jane Doe” Came Forward after Walker Denied Claims by a Different Woman in Early October that He Had Pressured Her to Have an Abortion in 2009 and 2011
Three weeks before “Jane Doe” came forward on October 26, 2022, a report surfaced that Walker allegedly paid a different girlfriend to have an abortion in 2009, had sent her a “get well” card signed with the letter “H” thereafter, and had provided her with a check for $700 to pay for the abortion. The same woman further claimed that Walker pressured her to get another abortion in 2011, but that she refused and had the child, who is now 10 years old. Walker appeared to deny her allegations by claiming that he “never signed anything with just the letter ‘H.’”
“Jane Doe” stated that she decided to speak out in part because she saw Walker publicly deny the allegations and publicly claim that he never signed anything with “just the letter ‘H.’” Jane Doe claims she knew Walker’s statement was not true because he had signed cards/letters to her using just the letter “H”.
“Jane Doe” alleged that she had a six-year affair with Walker while he was married to his first wife. She says she became pregnant while the two lived together in Dallas in 1993 and that upon learning of the pregnancy, Walker gave her cash for an abortion and became upset when she initially couldn’t go through with it. “Jane Doe” says that the following day, Walker personally drove her to the abortion clinic and waited outside until it was done.
During the October 26 press conference, “Jane Doe” offered evidence allegedly in support of her claims, such as cards signed by Walker with the letter “H”, a telephone answering machine message of Walker telling “Jane Doe” that he loved her and a hotel receipt from 1990 while Walker was in training camp while playing for the Minnesota Vikings in support of her allegations. “Jane Doe” stated that she did not believe Mr. Walker to be “morally fit” to be a U.S. senator citing the fact that he had previously “publicly taken the position that he is ‘about life’ and against abortion under any circumstances when he in fact pressured [her] to have an abortion and personally ensured that that it occurred by driving [her] to the clinic and paying for it.”
In response to the October 26 press conference, and the documentary evidence which “Jane Doe” produced, Walker said that it was all a “lie” and refused to acknowledge any relationship with “Jane Doe” or that he even knew her.
Walker and incumbent Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock faced a Dec. 6 runoff election after neither candidate garnered 50% of the vote on Election Day. Warnock held a slim lead but was just short of the threshold needed for victory, and ultimately won re-election with 51.4% of the vote.