Posted: May 6, 2020
Category: CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
A Dallas salon owner who has continued offering services despite a citation, cease-and-desist letter and a restraining order was sentenced on Monday to seven days in jail.
In Tuesday afternoon’s hearing, Dallas Civil District Judge Eric Moyé also ordered her to pay thousands in fines for refusing to shut down her salon in violation of shelter in place orders…
…Luther took the stand saying she had to open out of necessity.
“I have no choice. I need to feed my family and my stylists could not feed their families,” Luther said.
But she also testified she had recently received a loan from the federal government.
The judge became visibly upset after being interrupted twice and having to tell Luther’s attorney to sit down.
“You will not interrupt me in my courtroom,” Moyé said.
City attorneys argued that it didn’t matter how Luther was operating her salon and that the only issue at hand was whether she was open in violation of the temporary restraining order.
Moyé asked Luther if she was still operating to this day.
“Yes, partially,” Luther said…