An ex-girlfriend of Georgia’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker has said he tried to punch her after she discovered him cheating on her. She also called him a “pathological liar” who uses his diagnosed mental illness to justify his behavior.
Cheryl Parsa, who dated Walker for five years during the 2000s, told The Daily Beast that she discovered Walker with another woman in his Dallas, Texas condo. Parsa said Walker “grew enraged, put his hands on her chest and neck, and swung his fist at her,” The Daily Beast reported.
“I thought he was going to beat me,” she said. She fled in fear for her safety.
The publication spoke to five of Walker’s former romantic partners. All five said he has a habit of lying and infidelity. Walker has been diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, once known as multiple personality disorder. He has said that he has received treatment to manage his mental illness.
“He is not well,” Parsa said. “And I say that as someone who knows exactly what this looks like, because I have lived through it and seen what it does to him and to other people. He cannot be a senator. He cannot have control over a state when he has little to no control of his mind.”
This is just the latest of a parade of controversies surrounding Walker.
During his campaign, another ex of Walker said he paid for her to have an abortion — a stunning revelation considering that he supports a federal abortion ban with no exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother.
Walker responded to the story, calling it “a flat-out lie” and “the latest Democrat attack.”
During the campaign, it was also revealed that Walker had two sons and a daughter with different women but never publicly mentioned them — something which made his past criticism of absentee Black fathers seem hypocritical. Journalists also discovered that he hadn’t actually owned several businesses or worked in law enforcement or as an FBI agent as he had previously claimed.
Walker’s first wife, Cindy Deangelis Grossman, told ABC News in 2008 that Walker once held a gun to her head and threatened to “blow [her] brains out.”
Walker’s flamboyantly “not gay” son, Christian Walker, said in October his father’s repeated death threats against him and his mother forced them to move “six times in six months.”
“I don’t care about someone who has a bad past and takes accountability. But how DARE YOU LIE and act as though you’re some ‘moral, Christian, upright man,’” Walker’s son wrote in an October 3 tweet. “You’ve lived a life of DESTROYING other peoples lives. How dare you.”
Walker called his son “ugly” in a recently resurfaced 2019 video.
Walker opposes same-sex marriage and recently told a crowd at a rally that transgender kids will not get into heaven.
Walker is facing Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in Georgia’s special election on December 6 because neither candidate received 50 percent of the vote during the state’s general election in November. Walker finished 35,000 votes behind Warnock in that election.
Walker’s handlers are reportedly not allowing journalists “within 20 feet of him” leading up to the December election, for fear that he will make more embarrassing comments. Walker recently told a public rally that he actually resides in Dallas, Texas, something that is demonstrably true, even though Walker meets Georgia’s residency requirements to run for its Senate seat.