The stylist who did Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hair says the appointment was, in reality, a setup by the San Francisco salon proprietor, given the girl’s “political leanings.”
Jonathan DeNardo launched a protracted assertion defending Pelosi and claiming Erica Kious, who owns eSalon, licensed the Monday hair appointment in a cellphone identify two days prior.
“Ms. Kious took explicit curiosity throughout the appointment all through this telephone identify, whereby she made numerous vitriolic and incendiary suggestions about Speaker Pelosi and her purported accountability for rapidly suspending operations of Ms. Kious’ enterprise, no matter such orders really being put into place not by Speaker Pelosi, nevertheless by Governor Gavin Newsome [sic] and San Francisco Mayor London Breed,” DeNardo talked about by method of his lawyer. “In the top, Ms. Kious licensed Mr. DeNardo to proceed with Speaker Pelosi’s appointment.”
A mask-less Pelosi was caught on video leaked to Fox Information flouting coronavirus pointers on the salon, which is barred from allowing shoppers indoors as per San Francisco guidelines.
The California congresswoman, 80, has refused to apologize, claiming she was “organize” by Kious — who denied the accusation Wednesday night.
DeNardo, who’s labored at eSalon for six years, moreover claimed Kious has been working her enterprise illegally all through the pandemic since a minimum of April.
He talked about the proprietor can be seen in footage and on video doing consumers’ hair, “ignoring social distancing pointers, and by no means sporting defending gear (masks), as currently as only a few days earlier to Speaker Pelosi’s arrival at eSalon.”
“What’s further, Ms. Kious has moreover been actively encouraging and almost forcing stylists who operate at eSalon to violate such orders for her private financial revenue inside the kind of receiving lease funds,” DeNardo added.
He concluded, “The fact that Ms. Kious is now objecting to Speaker Pelosi’s presence at eSalon, and from a straightforward surface-level consider of Ms. Kious’ political leanings, it appears Ms. Kious is furthering a set-up of Speaker Pelosi for her private ineffective aspirations. Mr. DeNardo’s title has now been dragged by method of the mud for merely following Ms. Kious’ strategies.”
In an interview Wednesday night, Kious — who says she rents out chairs to neutral stylists — denied leaking the footage to the press for “political” causes.
“I merely thought of my employees and folk not being able to work and change into worthwhile and provide for his or her households, and if she is in there comfortably with out a masks and feeling protected, then why are we shut down?” Kious talked about. “Why am I not ready to have consumers can be found in?”
She added: “Since this has occurred, I’ve acquired nothing nevertheless hate textual content material messages, dying threats, [saying that] they’re going to burn my hair salon down,” she talked about. “My Yelp internet web page is just unbelievable with unhealthy critiques.”