In a new interview with NBC’s Kristen Welker, Herschel Walker repeated his false claims that he has been “open” and “transparent” about his pattern of violence toward women, including his ex-wife. While Walker claimed again that “everything is in my book,” the truth is, his “memoir did not include accusations that he pointed a gun at Grossman’s head and threatened to kill her” or the other violent episodes in Walker’s past. He even said in the interview, “I don’t have any violence,” despite multiple reports of violence by multiple parties.
As the Atlanta-Journal Constitution has reported: “Contrary to his assertion that he explored ‘every painful detail,’ Walker’s book did not directly mention his violence against Grossman. The closest we could find is on page 205 of Walker’s book, where he wrote: ‘I can’t point to any major blowups between us, but I felt like things had eroded.’”
The AJC also reported that Walker “dodges questions” about the disturbing conduct by “saying he addressed his behavior in his 2008 memoir, ‘Breaking Free,’…but the 264-page book never mentions violence directed at [his ex-wife],” and “in fact, it seems to suggest there were no altercations.”
The AJC goes on to report that “Walker’s failure to address the violence undermines his repeated claims of transparency.”
KRISTEN WELKER: “As you know, your son Christian has come out, Christian Walker, he said, and I’ll just quote for you, you threatened to kill us, and had us move over six times in six months running from your violence. You have said you love your son, Christian, just for the voters who want to hear an answer to the allegation about violence. Is that true? What should people know?”
HERSCHEL WALKER: I will say I love my son, Christian, I love my whole family. I’ll always love them. And stuff. That’s what I’d say for my son, Christian. And I don’t have any violence.
KRISTEN WELKER: And to the allegation of violence though, it’s not just Christian. It’s an ex-wife. It’s an ex-girlfriend. Can you help people understand these?
HERSCHEL WALKER: Well, first of all, first of all, they’ve been playing ads, because they figure, they figure that, so that’s what they want to talk about. They want to talk about those things. They want to talk about something that, allegation. What I wrote about is in my book, I’ve been very open in my book. So anyone else outside of my book is lying to you. So I move on with my campaign to win this election for the great people of Georgia.
KRISTEN WELKER: And, and to the very serious allegations, though, of violence against your family members.
HERSCHEL WALKER: Oh, well, I love Christian. And that’s what it is, my ex-wife and I, Christian is my son, I love him to death. I always love him and he know I love him. And I always been with him and stuff. And I always love him.
KRISTEN WELKER: Have there ever been any violent episodes toward family members?
HERSCHEL WALKER: See, you keep talking about it. Everything is in my book – and I’m telling. I’m not trying to promote my book, so forgive me for that. I’m not trying to promote my book, but it is a great book, one of the best reads you can ever have. I tell people how to get over…
KRISTEN WELKER: Not some of these specific allegations that have been running on the airwaves here.
HERSCHEL WALKER: No, yeah, right so – that’s what I’m saying, Go get the book, read my book. I’ve said anything in a book that was written, what was written, 14, 15 years ago? Written 15 years ago. Yes, that was written 15 years ago. Today, I’m running for the United States Senate. And by within a month, I’m gonna win the United States Senate for the great people, Georgia.
Read more below on Walker’s refusal to be honest below:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Herschel Walker says he’s been transparent about past violence – has he?
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