The Republican Accountability Project published a new ad highlighting Herschel Walker’s ex-wife’s claims that he put a gun to her head and threatened to blow her brains out ahead of the Georgia Senate race.
“Do you think you know Herschel Walker? Think again,” read the ad, which was sponsored by the Republican anti-Trump group.
“His eyes would get very angry. the guns and knives. I had some stifling things with him. The first time he put the gun to my head, he put the gun to my temple and said he was going to blow my brains out,” Walker’s ex-wife Cindy Grossman said in old footage edited into the ad. The couple were married from 1983 to 2002.
Walker’s communications director, Will Kiley, told DailyMail.com the advert took the 2005 ABC News interview that Grossman gave out of context.
“I would encourage everyone to watch the full ABC News interview to get the full context of these comments. The ad itself is incredibly misleading and this liberal dark money group and their allies should be ashamed of their efforts. As you can see in the full interview, Herschel has taken full responsibility for his actions, has sought treatment for years, and has worked to end the stigma surrounding mental health. Herschel will continue to work to support those struggling with mental health issues, as he has done, no matter how many million-dollar misleading ads run by Raphael Warnock and out-of-state groups.
The Trump-backed candidate and former professional soccer star has spoken openly about being diagnosed with dissociative personality disorder.
In December, Walker spoke to Axios about the domestic violence allegations.
“His eyes would get very angry. the guns and knives. I had some stifling things with him. The first time he put the gun to my head, he put the gun to my temple and said he was going to blow my brains out,” Walker’s ex-wife Cindy Grossman said in old footage
“Do you think you know Herschel Walker? Think again,” read the ad, which was sponsored by the Republican anti-Trump group
“I’m always responsible for everything I’ve ever done,” he said. “And that’s what I tell people: I’m responsible for it.”
“Like I broke my leg – I put the cast on. It healed,” he claimed.
Despite this, he told Axios that Grossman was his “best friend.”
A longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, Walker wrote a book in 2008 about his life with dissociative identity disorder.
He described past violent thoughts about harming himself and others. Walker also claimed he had a dozen different identities and said some alters did good things while other alters displayed extreme and violent behavior.
Since the publication of his book, Walker has been an advocate for mental health awareness in the military and says he will expand mental health resources in healthcare, law enforcement and the military if he is elected to lead Georgia in the US Senate represent.
“Most of the things I’ve done after my fights have shown people that you can knock down and get back up,” he said. “And that’s what I want people to realize.”
Walker is pictured above holding an eight-week-old after a press conference with Newt Gingrich in late July
Walker has been open about his struggles with dissociative identity disorder
“Don’t be ashamed to speak up about your issues,” he added.
“It’s very hard for a man. It’s even harder for an African American,” Walker said. “But you know, I want people to see that. And that’s one of the main reasons why I decided to run.
Two other women have previously accused Walker of abuse and violent behavior.
CNN received a police report in September 2002 in which a Texas woman, a friend of Grossman’s, told police that Walker had threatened and stalked her.
The woman told law enforcement Walker “threatened” her and “monitored her home.”
She confirmed the report to CNN for Thursday’s story but declined to be identified. The woman also claimed she had never been in a relationship with Walker.
Walker married Julie Blanchard in May 2021.
In June, the Daily Beast reported that he has three estranged, secret children.
Walker’s campaign then confirmed that the Senate candidate – who has previously criticized absentee fathers in black communities – has a 10-year-old son he fathered out of wedlock, who had to be taken to court so the mother could obtain child support.
In a follow-up on Thursday, The Daily Beast said Walker confirmed he had a second secret son aged 13 with another woman and also a grown daughter – meaning the Republican has four children, rather than just 22-year-old Christian. who helped with his father’s campaign.
Walker is pictured above with his current wife Julie
Walker is pictured with his ex-wife Cindy at the 1988 boxing match between Tyson and Spinks
In November, Walker will face incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, who, like himself, has faced domestic violence allegations.
His ex-wife Ouleye Warnock accused him of driving his car over her foot in March 2020. She told police she was careful to be “very quiet about how he is for the sake of my kids and his reputation.” about his candidacy for the US Senate.
“I’ve tried to keep his behavior a secret for a long time, and today he crossed the line,” she said. “So that’s what’s going on here. And he’s a great actor. He’s phenomenal at putting on a really good show.”
Warnock told officers at the time his wife exaggerated the incident and that he did not bruise her foot. He was never charged with a crime.
According to a FiveThirtyEight poll average, Warnock is currently ahead of Walker, 47.2 to 44.2 percent.