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Herschel Walker, a Trump-approved Republican candidate for the US Senate in Georgia who has opposed abortion rights, has denied a report that he paid a girlfriend to have an abortion. old in 2009.

The Daily Beast published statements from a woman who said the former NFL star paid her abortion when they are dating.

She said Mr Walker encouraged her to end the pregnancy, saying the time was not right to have a baby, the news agency reported.

The woman, who has not been named, claims her allegations are supported by a receipt showing she paid $575 for the procedure, along with a security card from Mr.

The Daily Beast reported her bank deposit records showed a picture of a personal check for $700 from Mr Walker, dated five days after receiving the abortion.

Mr Walker, 60, dismissed the claims as a “blatant lie” and a “disgusting hunter job”.

In a statement posted on Twitter, he said he would file a lawsuit against the news agency on Tuesday morning.

‘I never paid for an abortion’

“This is a straight lie – and I deny it on the strongest terms possible,” he wrote.

Mr. Walker later addressed the allegations on Fox News.

“I can tell you right now, I’ve never asked anyone to have an abortion. I’ve never paid for an abortion,” he told host Sean Hannity.

Asked about the check, Mr. Walker said: “Well, I send money to a lot of people. I give money to people all the time, because I always help people, because I believe in generosity.”

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Herschel Walker at a rally with former US President Donald Trump in Perry, Georgia, last year
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Walker at a rally with Donald Trump in Georgia last year

The allegation against him is the latest in a series of reports about the football legend’s past that have rocked the first-time candidate’s campaign.

Earlier this year, he acknowledged reports that he had three children he had never made public before.

A review of public records details allegations that Walker repeatedly threatened his ex-wife’s life, exaggerated claims of financial success, and warned business associates about her behavior, the Associated Press reported. unpredictable behavior.

Walker himself has sometimes discussed his long battle with mental illness.

Walker’s ‘no excuses’ stance

A hopeful in the Senate, Mr. Walker has supported a national abortion ban with no exceptions for cases involving rape, incest or a woman’s health at stake.

“I am life,” Walker has said several times, and when asked about whether he would allow any exceptions, he has said there is “no excuse” for the procedure. this.

The former University of Georgia is running again in competition with the incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnockabortion rights advocate.

Walker often describes an abortion as “a woman killing her child” and says he doesn’t understand how Mr Warnock, a Baptist pastor, could support the procedure being legal.

Asked if the latest allegations could affect the outcome in Georgia, Mr Warnock replied: “I’ll let the experts decide.”

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