Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther: Coronavirus lockdown revolt may still land me in jail
Dallas salon owner who battled coronavirus lockdown still facing jail time
Salon Á la Mode owner Shelley Luther discusses the continued fight to keep her salon open and running for Senate in Texas.
Shelley Luther, one of the first small business owners to revolt against coronavirus shutdown orders by keeping her Dallas salon open, is still facing ongoing legal battles.
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“The city of Dallas is still trying to take my salon from me,” she said on FOX Business' “Varney and Co." on Thursday.
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Luther became a hero to some small business owners after she was jailed for defying Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's emergency state orders. Despite directives closing all nonessential businesses at the beginning of the pandemic, Luther refused to fall in line and kept her business, Salon Á la Mode, open. She was sentenced to a week in jail but served only 48 hours after Abbott weakened his enforcement of coronavirus safeguards and a court-ordered her release.
However, she is not out of the woods yet. According to Luther, the Texas Supreme Court is still trying to decide whether her jail sentence was just or not.
“The salon is still open, it's been open even when I went to jail,” she told host Stuart Varney. “I could still serve another five days in jail.”