House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s fancy hairdo may be costing her a lot more than the going rate, as she denies any wrongdoing in her clandestine hair appointment at a salon that was supposed to be closed.
After accusing the San Francisco hair salon of making her the victim of “a setup,” Pelosi is demanding an apology from Erica Kious, the owner of ESalonSF. Kious has plenty to say about that.
Security footage had captured Pelosi at the salon on Monday, hair dripping wet and without any facial coverage on over mouth or nose despite the ban on hair salons in the area being frequented by the public, due to the pandemic.
Pelosi was seen without a mask, however she has been slamming the president for his lack of wearing a mask. She addressed her remarks on Monday to those who had attended the president’s speech at the RNC on August 27. Referring to the president, she said: “No mask, no distancing, and the rest. He slapped science right in the face. What a bad example that was,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi denied any wrongdoing by getting her hair done at Kious’s salon and demanded an apology from Kious.
Tucker Carlson interviewed Kious on Fox News, and she denied Pelosi’s suggestion that it had been a setup.
Kious told Carlson that Pelosi or her assistant had called the salon asking for an appointment for Pelosi.
“There was no way I could’ve set that up,” Kious exclaimed. “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.”
Pelosi had stated to the media that she understood hair salons were allowed to see clients on a one-on-one basis, Kious told Carlson “I heard that, and I thought to myself, ‘Well as a hairstylist, I see clients one-on-one. So, that would mean that I would be open, right?'”
“This isn’t even political,” she stated, reports Fox News. “She’s been coming in there … it’s the fact that she actually came in, didn’t have a mask on, and 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 is a single mom with two children, and she has been looking after her clients for 12 years but feels her business is now “pretty much done,” as she has been forced to stay closed since March.
“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.
“It’s just sad that my community is pulling this … saying that I threw her under the bus when I didn’t,” Kious said. “So that’s hurtful, but yeah, I think I’m pretty much done now.”
Hairstylist Jonathan DeNardo who worked on Pelosi’s hair has issued a statement on Wednesday via his lawyer in an attempt to distance himself from Kious.
“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,” according to the statement, which was obtained by San Francisco’s KRON-TV, reports Fox News.
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