San Francisco salon owner who exposed Pelosi talks about dropping her enterprise a year later on

It can be been almost a 12 months considering the fact that previous San Francisco salon operator Erica Kious shuttered her business after exposing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for finding her hair washed and blown out inspite of coronavirus restrictions.

“I assumed if I ever lost my business, I would have lost it in an earthquake,” Kious stated Tuesday at Heritage Action’s Save Our Paychecks Tour kick-off occasion in Fresno. “Under no circumstances did I at any time assume that I would have lost every little thing I worked for by leftist politics. Long gone.”

Fox Information obtained surveillance video clip past summer months of Pelosi traveling to the salon for a hair wash and blowout, inspite of local ordinances trying to keep salons shut amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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

“I by no means established her up. That was a lie. I’ve had cameras in there given that I opened. I did not place them in there I did not transform them on. They are on all the time,” explained Kious, who mentioned she was touring when she noticed the movie footage of Pelosi. 

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

“I went by means of the specific footage of her going for walks via my reception region with no mask,” Kious said Tuesday. “I basically felt like she took a knife and stabbed me in the tummy. … I know within me what she did was erroneous, entirely mistaken.”


Approximately 40,000 tiny firms shut in California by September 2020, which was about the time of Pelosi’s pay a visit to, in accordance to Heritage Action, a conservative grassroots firm. Hundreds a lot more have shut considering the fact that.

Past September, Kious claimed on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that she was shutting her doors for superior following controversy around the pay a visit to destroyed her company. She explained to host Tucker Carlson that she was attacked for exposing Pelosi.

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“I commenced to just get a ton of telephone phone calls, text messages, emails, all my Yelp reviews … expressing that they hope I go underneath and that I fall short,” Kious said at the time. “So just a ton of negativity in direction of my organization.”

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