The San Francisco hair stylist working at the beauty parlor Nancy Pelosi visited earlier this week is slamming the salon owner, Erica Kious, for the backlash against him. The stylist, Jonathan DeNardo, issued a statement via his lawyer in regards to the situation.
In the statement, DeNardo confirms Pelosi’s accusation that the appointment at eSalon was a “setup.” The California Democrat claims the situation was contrived to embarrass her for allegedly breaking the COVID-19 health regulations.
DeNardo’s lawyer, Matthew Soleimanpour says “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 setup 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.”
According to Soleimanpour, DeNardo has worked at the salon for six years. DeNardo claims that he agreed to work on Pelosi’s hair after receiving Kious’s approval.
On Monday, Kious openly criticized Pelosi. However, Denardo’s lawyer claims that she took part in a phone call setting up the appointment.
“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,” the statement, obtained by San Francisco’s KRON-TV, reads.
Furthermore, DeNardo’s lawyer alleges in the statement that Kious continued operating the salon despite stay-at-home orders in California. He claims she styled “various 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 on August 31.”
Nancy Pelosi Hair Salon Visit Slammed by Beauty Parlor Owner
Security footage obtained by Fox News shows Pelosi walking through the salon with wet hair on Monday afternoon. Most noticeably, Pelosi is not wearing a mask or face covering.
Kious pointed out what she felt was hypocritical behavior by Nancy Pelosi to get her hair done. She pointed out the strict regulations on close-contact businesses amid the pandemic.
“It was a slap in the face that she went in, you know, that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can’t work,” Kious told Fox News.
Kious also slammed the allegation that she helped “set up” Pelosi. “There was no way I could’ve set that up,” Kious said. “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.”
[H/T Fox News]