Because the U.S. Senate runoff between Sen. Raphael Warnock and soccer legend Herschel Walker reaches its last hours, an ex-girlfriend of Walker is sharing particulars of what she says is his abusive conduct towards her.
Cheryl Parsa, 61, instructed NBC Information on Sunday that she was in a five-year relationship with Walker within the 2000s. Throughout an argument in 2005, she stated, Walker pressed her head in opposition to a wall, grabbed her throat, and cocked his fist to throw a punch that missed and struck that wall.
Walker’s marketing campaign has not responded to a number of requests for remark.
Final week, the Each day Beast first instructed Parsa’s story.
She stated she confronted Walker, additionally 61, in 2005, after she discovered him with one other lady at a Dallas residence.
“He instructed me, you need to see a person,” Parsa stated in an interview. “I will present you a person.”
At that time, she stated, Walker pressed his brow in opposition to hers, which additionally pressed her head in opposition to a wall, and spoke so intensely that she was struck along with his spittle.
“He had his hand on my throat, my chest, after which he leaned again to throw a punch,” Parsa stated. “And by chance, I used to be in a position to keep away from that. And the punch landed on the wall as a substitute of me.”
Three of Parsa’s confidants instructed NBC she instructed them in regards to the incident earlier than Walker ran for the Georgia seat.
In 2008, his ex-wife, Cindy Grossman, stated she was a sufferer of home abuse throughout the duo’s marriage.
“He acquired a gun and put it to my temple,” Grossman has stated of the incident. “He stated, ‘I’ll blow your [expletive] brains out.”
The candidate has stated he has battled psychological sickness previously. In October’s debate with Warnock, he stated the matter is below management.
“I proceed to get assist if I need assistance,” he stated. “However I do not want any assist. I am doing properly.”
In a 2013 interview with Spectrum Sports activities, he stated, “I’ve acquired personalities that do lots of issues, together with a man who wished to kill somebody.”
In his 2008 guide, “Breaking Free: My Life with Dissociative Identification Dysfunction,” Walker stated he was identified with the situation outlined by a number of, distinct personalities.
Writer Simon & Schuster teased the guide: “Herschel realized that his life, at instances, was merely uncontrolled. He typically felt offended, self-destructive, and unable to attach meaningfully with family and friends.”
The Democratic Get together-aligned, Senate Majority PAC-affiliated group Georgia Honor final week started working tv spots within the state that embody Grossman’s allegation and different claimed threats of violence from Walker.
The adverts comply with a report in October that Walker, who has been staunchly anti-abortion, paid for an abortion for a lady in 2009. The previous participant staunchly denied the declare, saying he is by no means given a lady cash for an abortion or paid for one in any type.
In a subsequent problem to Walker’s credibility, his 23-year-old son, Christian Walker, tweeted two months in the past that his father as soon as “threatened to kill us.”
He stated “each member of the family” of the three-time Heisman Trophy winner has stated he should not run for the U.S. Senate seat. The abortion controversy prompted Walker to substantiate Each day Beast reporting that he has three extra kids beforehand unknown to the general public.
Walker responded to his son’s criticisms through Twitter: “I LOVE my son it doesn’t matter what.”
Some Republican leaders prompt detrimental headlines in regards to the former participant are a part of a Democratic effort to unfold untruths in favor Warnock.
Sen. Rick Scott of Florida stated an October assertion that the abortion cost story was a part of a Democratic “smear machine.” Walker has steadfastly denied he ever paid for an abortion.
Parsa stated she’s talking out for ladies — and to deliver extra consideration to home violence. It isn’t a job she anticipated.
“Who would have ever thought he could be working for Senate … and I’d really feel this compelled to come back ahead?” she stated. “I by no means actually thought that I’d be on this scenario.”