A San Francisco cosmetologist who works at the salon that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) visited this week tried to distance himself from the owner of the salon.
Hair stylist Jonathan DeNardo said that Pelosi was the victim of a set up that was designed to embarrass the speaker for allegedly ignoring COVID-19 rules.
“The fact that Ms. Kious is now objecting to Speaker Pelosis presence at eSalon, and from a simple surface-level review of Ms. Kiouss political leanings, it appears Ms. Kious is furthering a setup of Speaker Pelosi for her own vain aspirations,” lawyer Matthew Soleimanpour said in a statement to news outlets.
He added: “Mr. DeNardos name has now been dragged through the mud for simply following Ms. Kiouss recommendations.”
The lawyer said that DeNardo worked on Pelosis hair after getting approval from salon owner, Erica Kious. DeNardo said that during a phone call last weekend with Kious, she was openly critical of Pelosi, who has represented San Francisco in the House of Representatives since the late 1980s.
“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. Kiouss business,” the statement from the lawyer said, according to KRON-TV.
Video footage from the salon that was sent to Fox News showed Pelosi walking with wet hair and without a mask on.
Kious, in an interview with Fox Newss Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night, said that she did not attempt to entrap Pelosi.
“She had called the stylist and/or her assistant did and made the appointment. So yes, the appointment was already booked. So theres no way I could have set that up,” Kious said. “And Ive had a camera system in there for 5 years. I mean, I didnt go in there and turn cameras on as soon as she walked in, etc. So thats absolutely false.”
Kious went on to say that due to the pandemic restrictions, she has lost a considerable amount of business in the past 6 months. A number of businesses were forced to shut down earlier this year to curb the spread of the Read More From Source