KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (October 2, 2012)—Alexander Broughton, the University of Tennessee student cited in police reports as having suffered alcohol poisoning from a wine enema, claims the report is false and he is prepared to take legal action.
Broughton's attorney, Daniel McGehee, announced the potential action at a news conference Tuesday.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that McGehee said the witness whom police interviewed at the emergency room denied telling officers that Broughton was sickened by an alcohol enema.
McGehee also said the UT Police report on the incident was released in violation of federal medical privacy laws.
In a written statement, Broughton said news media reports have implied that he is gay, which he said he is not.
He also said that as a Christian he would never desecrate his body with an alcohol enema.