Following the release of Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther on May 7, 2020, Luther has new plans with the money she received on GoFundMe.
On May 8, Luther was in front of her Dallas business, Salon A La Mode, and talked about her future plans. Additionally, her comments came following U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s visit to her salon in the morning to provide support and receive a haircut.
Luther was involved in a drawn out fight with local officials after she reopened her salon in defiance of the city’s stay-at-home order. Dallas judge Eric Moye found her in contempt of court on May 5 after she did not apologize for her actions, which notably included her decision to publicly tear up a cease-and-desist letter from the county at a political rally she gave a speech at.
On May 5, she was sentenced to seven days in jail. However, statewide leaders like Attorney General Ken Paxton and Governor Greg Abbott were able to get her out of jail on May 7.