A PAC supporting Herschel Walker for U.S. Senate in Georgia, 34N22, launched a new television ad Tuesday featuring bodycam footage of incumbent Raphael Warnock’s ex-wife accusing him of a domestic violence altercation.
The ad, entitled “Good Actor,” shows a visibly shaken and audibly crying Oulèye Ndoye describing, presumably to officers, how Warnock attempted to back his car into her on March 2, 2020.
“And he just starts backing the car up. I just can’t believe he would run me over,” Ndoye says, brushing tears from her face.
The ad goes on to show Ndoye, now calm, saying she tried “to keep the way that he acts under wraps for a long time” but “today, he crossed the line.”
“He’s a great actor. He is phenomenal at putting on a really good show,” she finishes in the excerpt from bodycam footage.
It ends with a voiceover disclaimer as footage of Warnock in a suit appears at the same location, presumably also speaking to officers.
Last month, Politifact fact-checked a similar ad, posted to Warnock’s GOP challenger Herschel Walker’s YouTube page on Sept. 1, with nearly identical allegations and the same bodycam footage.
They wrote that police found no evidence Warnock ran over Ndoye’s foot. Warnock called the police to his ex-wife’s home early morning on March 2, 2020, saying his then-wife accused him of running over her foot.
The responding officer reportedly wrote in a report that “I did not see any signs that Ms. Oulèye’s foot was ran over.” It went on to say that medical personnel evaluated Ndoye’, who was reluctant to show her foot to the officer, and were “not able to locate any swelling, redness, or bruising or broken bones.”
In a statement from 34N22, which launched the latest ad, a spokesperson ads to allegations that Warnock “refused to pay child support, and neglected to terms of his divorce.”
Politifact also checked that claim last month and found that, while Ndoye alleges Warnock did not adhere to a “parenting time schedule” and failed to reimburse her for child care expenses incurred when the couple’s children were in the care of others when they were supposed to be with him, details within the couple’s court mediation are under seal, and therefore not publicly available.
The rehashed allegations come as Walker himself faces scathing criticism over allegations he paid for an ex-girlfriend to have an abortion in 2009. Walker denies the allegation, but evidence continues to mount, including released images of a $700 check to the woman in question and a “get well” card signed “H.”
Meanwhile, Walker’s son, Christian Walker, took to Twitter following allegations, first reported by The Daily Beast, calling his father’s moral character into question.
“You’re not a ‘family man’ when you left us to bang a bunch of women, threatened to kill us, and had us move over 6 times in 6 months running from your violence,” the 23-year old wrote.
34N22, without naming the allegations specifically, responded.
“(Warnock) continues to throw stones in a glass house, and his blatant hypocrisy will now be on full display for Georgia voters. There’s only one deadbeat dad in this race, and his name is Raphael Warnock,” 34N22 spokesperson Stephen Lawson said.
The group’s name stands for 34 in ’22, a reference to Walker’s NFL jersey number.
The group’s ad is backed by a $1.5 million buy over the next two weeks across broadcast and cable in the Atlanta media market, according to 34N22.
Early voting in Georgia begins Monday, October 17th.