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Salon Owner Says ‘set up’ Claim Is ‘absolutely false” While Stylist Sides With Pelosi


It’s right up the Democrat’s alley to get right into some sort of fiasco, then cry “victim” and put the blame on someone else.

Earlier this week, Nancy Pelosi was caught in a viral video showing her getting her hair done while hair stylist shops in the area were supposed to be closed due to COVID-19 restictions. When the security footage was published, she claimed she was “set up”.

But now, people aren’t buying it.

 Erica Kious, the woman who owns ESalonSF, has spoken out and shared her side of the story:

Fox News shares that ESalonSF owner Erica Kious was on show "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday to get her side of the story out,  and to set the record straight:

ESalonSF owner Erica Kious told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday that Pelosi was serviced by an independent stylist who rents chairs in her salon. Kious said she decided to share the now-viral security camera footage when she found the Speaker indoors without a mask in what she called a "hurtful" display of hypocrisy.

Kious spoke to host Tucker Carlson hours after Pelosi addressed the backlash, claiming that she had frequented the salon “over the years many times," and demanding an apology from the owner " for setting me up.”

"There was no way I could've set that up," Kious fired back. "I've had a camera system in there for five years. I mean, I didn't go in there and turn cameras on as soon as she walked in and set her up. So that is absolutely false."

Salons in San Francisco had been closed since March and could only reopen for outdoor hairstyling services on Sept. 1. Pelosi said she understood that coronavirus restrictions allowed for a one-on-one appointment indoors.

The New York Post shares more of the blame game, with Jonathan DeNardo, Pelosi's hair stylist, blaming the salon owner as well:

Jonathan DeNardo released a lengthy statement defending Pelosi and claiming Erica Kious, who owns eSalon, authorized the Monday hair appointment in a phone call two days prior.

“Ms. Kious took special interest in the appointment during this telephone call, wherein she made several vitriolic and incendiary comments about Speaker Pelosi and her purported responsibility for temporarily suspending operations of Ms. Kious’ business, despite such orders actually being put into place not by Speaker Pelosi, but by Governor Gavin Newsome [sic] and San Francisco Mayor London Breed,” DeNardo said through his lawyer. “Ultimately, Ms. Kious authorized Mr. DeNardo to proceed with Speaker Pelosi’s appointment.”

A mask-less Pelosi was caught on video leaked to Fox News flouting coronavirus rules at the salon, which is barred from allowing customers indoors as per San Francisco regulations.

The California congresswoman, 80, has refused to apologize, claiming she was “set up” by Kious — who denied the accusation Wednesday night.

DeNardo, who’s worked at eSalon for six years, also claimed Kious has been operating her business illegally during the pandemic since at least April.

He said the owner can be seen in pictures and on video doing clients’ hair, “ignoring social distancing guidelines, and not wearing protective equipment (masks), as recently as a few days prior to Speaker Pelosi’s arrival at eSalon.”

“What’s more, Ms. Kious has also been actively encouraging and almost forcing stylists who operate at eSalon to violate such orders for her own financial benefit in the form of receiving lease payments,” DeNardo added.

He concluded, “The fact that Ms. Kious is now objecting to Speaker Pelosi’s presence at eSalon, and from a simple surface-level review of Ms. Kious’ political leanings, it appears Ms. Kious is furthering a set-up of Speaker Pelosi for her own vain aspirations. Mr. DeNardo’s name has now been dragged through the mud for simply following Ms. Kious’ recommendations.”

The California congresswoman, 80, has refused to apologize, claiming she was “set up” by Kious — who denied the accusation Wednesday night.

In another New York Post article, Kious explains why she released the footage, claiming it was not for politial reasons: 

Kious released footage of Pelosi walking around her salon bare-faced, sparking charges of hypocrisy in light of the lawmaker’s frequent calls to take the pandemic seriously.

The salon owner, who said she rents out chairs to independent stylists, claimed she did not leak the recording for “political” reasons.

“I just thought about my staff and people not being able to work and make money and provide for their families, and if she is in there comfortably without a mask and feeling safe, then why are we shut down? Why am I not able to have clients come in?” Kious argued.

She added: “Since this has happened, I have received nothing but hate text messages, death threats, [saying that] they’re going to burn my hair salon down,” she said. “My Yelp page is just unbelievable with bad reviews.”

Death threats? Really?

And these are the type of people millions of Democrats are trying to get elected to run the country.

I'll say it again, this is one of the most (if not the most) inportaint elections yet, folks. 


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