GoFundMe campaign for owner of salon visited by Nancy Pelosi raises more than ...

A GoFundMe campaign set up to help the owner of the salon visited by Nancy Pelosi has raised more than $115,000 in just 24 hours. 

Erica Kious, the owner of eSalon SF, said she has received death threats in the wake of exposing the House Speaker's trip to her business on Monday.  After footage of the Democrat's trip went viral a day later Kious told Tucker Carlson Wednesday that her business was 'done'. 

Now a fundraiser - set up by former Nevada State GOP chairman Amy Tarkanian - has raised $115,125 as of Thursday evening to help Kious 'to pay off any debts from the business that she is forced to shut down, expenses to relocate and reopen in a new location'. 

Pelosi has said she was set up by the salon she visited on Monday, where video footage showed her getting her hair done while not wearing a face mask. Her stylist defended the speaker, suggesting the owner of eSalon had deliberately set up Pelosi and had authorized the controversial hair appointment. 

But Kious has denied that, telling Fox News: '[Pelosi] had called the stylist, or her assistant did, and had made the appointment so the appointment was already booked so there was no way I could have set that up.

'And 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's absolutely false.'  

On Thursday a tearful Kious again denied setting up Pelosi, adding: 'In fact, not only did I not set her up, her assertion that she is a victim and set up is totally false and outrageous.'

A GoFundMe campaign set up to help Erica Kious, pictured, has raised more than $115,000 in just 24 hours. Kious, the owner of the e Salon SF, said she has received death threats in the wake of exposing the House Speaker's trip to her business on Monday

A GoFundMe campaign set up to help Erica Kious, pictured, has raised more than $115,000 in just 24 hours. Kious, the owner of the e Salon SF, said she has received death threats in the wake of exposing the House Speaker's trip to her business on Monday

Pelosi is drawing criticism for patronizing a hair salon to get her hair done despite the salon being closed to in-person visits due to COVID-19 restrictions

Pelosi is drawing criticism for patronizing a hair salon to get her hair done despite the salon being closed to in-person visits due to COVID-19 restrictions

A fundraiser - set up by former Nevada State GOP chairman Amy Tarkanian - has raised $115,125 as of Thursday evening to help Kious 'to pay off any debts from the business that she is forced to shut down, expenses to relocate and reopen in a new location'

A fundraiser - set up by former Nevada State GOP chairman Amy Tarkanian - has raised $115,125 as of Thursday evening to help Kious 'to pay off any debts from the business that she is forced to shut down, expenses to relocate and reopen in a new location'

San Francisco parlors weren't supposed to open until September 1, the day after the speaker had her treatment. Additionally, the California Department of Public Health requires face masks to be worn in public indoor places. 

The fundraising campaign to help single mom-of-two Kious was set up by Tarkanian, according to The Washington Examiner. 

Her husband Danny has run for public office, gaining the support of Donald Jr. and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle who spoke at a 2018 fundraiser in support of the then Republican congressional candidate. 

The fundraising campaign to help Kious was set up by Tarkanian, according to The Washington Examiner; her husband Danny has run for public office. The couple are pictured in 2018

The fundraising campaign to help Kious was set up by Tarkanian, according to The Washington Examiner; her husband

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