An Oklahoma Democrat running for Congress has issued a creeping apology after allegedly unleashing a rude tirade against a group of teenage girls.
Abby Broyles, 32, worked as a reporter and lawyer in Oklahoma City before she launched her congressional bid — but a Valentine’s Day incident at a sleepover, of all places, put her in the lurch Hot water.
Several parents complained about Ms Broyles’ behavior at the party, which was hosted by her friend of the daughter and friends from law school. According to the girls’ parents, the contestant not only used profane language when addressing the girls, but also launched personal attacks on everything from ethnicity to acne.
Ms Broyles’ former employer, broadcaster KFOR, reported that the friend ‘despises that it happened at her house and that she has never seen Broyles like this in the past’.
In an interview with the station, conducted by her former colleague, Ms Broyles denied having a drug addiction problem and insisted she had no memory of the night after mixing wine with a drug she had never taken before. The drug was supposed to help her with stress, anxiety and insomnia, she told KFOR.
“I had an adverse reaction; instead of helping me sleep, I hallucinated,” she said. “And I don’t remember anything until I woke up or regained consciousness – and I was throwing up in a basket.
“I remember starting to hallucinate, and the rest is just a blur. I just remember opening my eyes, and I got sick…and I didn’t know where I was. is the most horrific experience I have ever had.”
The story was first published by online outlet NonDoc.com. Ms Broyles initially denied attending the party but later told KFOR she had been misquoted – although the station heard the taped conversation.
“First of all, again I want to apologize to the families, and for the people who say I just passed out and I’m making it up, you don’t know me. I would never say anything like that. hurtful like that – and that’s why I know I was not in my right mind,” she told KFOR.
“I know that’s what happened because of that combination of things, and I deeply, deeply regret it.”
She continued, “I want to say sorry from the bottom of my heart. I apologize for any hurt, damage or trauma that my behavior, when I didn’t know what I was doing, caused. I don’t remember this episode at all.
When asked how the incident could have harmed her candidacy for Congress, she said, “I deeply regret what happened because of the people it affected.
“I’ll be OK no matter what, but when it comes to this campaign, I will never stop fighting for Oklahoma, whether it’s in this race or for the cause in any other way.”
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