- US House candidate Abby Broyles has been accused of shouting profanity at college girls.
- Mothers of daughters have accused her of shouting verbal attacks at their daughters during a sleepover.
- Broyles said she tried a new medication that night and, after drinking wine, started hallucinating.
A US House of Representatives candidate accused of shouting profanity at a group of college girls at a Valentine’s Day slumber party says the incident happened after she mixed wine with a new medicine.
Abby Broyles, current candidate for Oklahoma’s 5th congressional district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, is accused of verbally assaulting a group of 12- and 13-year-old girls at a slumber party hosted by her friend, who is the mother of one of the girls, KFOR News reported.
Parents of the girls who attended the party told KFOR News that Broyles was fine when the party started, but said that when she started drinking wine she became aggressive.
The parents told online media NonDoc that Broyles called one girl a “Hispanic fucker,” another an “acne fucker,” and made a girl cry.
Broyles told KFOR News she ended up at the event at the invitation of her good friend who was hosting the party for her daughter.
She told KFOR News that she and other parents were drinking wine and eating sushi at the start of the party and there was even a TikTok of her at the event.
She told KFOR News she struggled with “stress, anxiety and insomnia”, so her friend – the party host – gave her a new medicine to try.
Broyles told KFOR News that the drug, when mixed with wine, produced an “adverse reaction” that caused her to hallucinate.
“I don’t remember anything until I woke up or regained consciousness, and I was throwing up in a basket,” the congressional candidate told KFOR. “It was the most horrible experience I’ve had.”
“I want to apologize again to the families, and for the people who say I just passed out and I’m making it up, you don’t know me,” she added. “I would never say anything hurtful. I’ve never, ever said anything hurtful like these things. And that’s why I know I wasn’t in my right mind. I know that’s what happened because of that combination of things. And I deeply, deeply regret that.”
She continued: “I want to apologize 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 deeply sorry. “
Despite her later admission, Broyles initially denied reports that she was at the party when the local outlet NonDoc first reported the news.
“I never told them I wasn’t there. I said it didn’t happen because he was asking about these allegations,” she told KFOR News about of his initial denial. “And I had no idea because, again, I don’t remember that episode at all.”
Abby Broyles did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.