San Francisco salon owner who uncovered Pelosi talks about losing her organization a yr afterwards

It is really been practically a year since former San Francisco salon owner Erica Kious shuttered her business after exposing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for having her hair washed and blown out even with coronavirus limits.

“I thought if I at any time misplaced my organization, I would have dropped it in an earthquake,” Kious mentioned Tuesday at Heritage Action’s Save Our Paychecks Tour kick-off occasion in Fresno. “By no means did I at any time consider that I would have shed every little thing I labored for by leftist politics. Long gone.”

Fox Information received surveillance video clip previous summer time of Pelosi checking out the salon for a hair wash and blowout, irrespective of community ordinances keeping salons closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pelosi, D-Calif. later on claimed she was “set up,” which Kious denied. 

“I hardly ever set her up. That was a lie. I have had cameras in there because I opened. I didn’t place them in there I didn’t flip them on. They’re on all the time,” explained Kious, who noted she was traveling when she noticed the video clip footage of Pelosi. 

The previous operator explained Pelosi was serviced by an impartial stylist who rents chairs in her salon. Kious said she decided to share the now-viral safety camera footage when she found the Speaker indoors without a mask in what she termed a “hurtful” display of hypocrisy. 

“I went through the correct footage of her walking as a result of my reception location with no mask,” Kious explained Tuesday. “I pretty much felt like she took a knife and stabbed me in the tummy. … I know inside me what she did was erroneous, fully improper.”


Almost 40,000 compact corporations shut in California by September 2020, which was all-around the time of Pelosi’s stop by, in accordance to Heritage Motion, a conservative grassroots firm. Thousands extra have closed since.

Very last September, Kious claimed on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that she was shutting her doorways for excellent right after controversy above the pay a visit to wrecked her business enterprise. She explained to host Tucker Carlson that she was attacked for exposing Pelosi.

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“I started out to just get a ton of cellular phone calls, textual content messages, e-mails, all my Yelp evaluations … stating that they hope I go underneath and that I fail,” Kious said at the time. “So just a whole lot of negativity towards my small business.”

Fox News’ Brooke Singman and Yael Halon contributed to this report

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