GoFundMe raises more than $400K for salon owner jailed for defying lockdown

by Daniel Payne · May 6th, 2020 3:11 pm

Last Updated May 6th, 2020 at 8:10 pm

Shelley Luther, the Texas salon owner who is spending a week in jail after she opened her business in defiance of a state lockdown order, has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in a GoFundMe account after her public display of defiance toward a district judge.

Luther became nationally famous when she refused to obey 14th Civil District Judge Eric Moyé's request for her to apologize for opening her shop. Luther said that she had employees who were going hungry in order to feed their own children and that she was "not going to shut the salon."

A GoFundMe set up to raise funds for her had taken in more than $310,000 by Wednesday afternoon, with a goal of $500,000.

"You will not just be supporting Shelley, but you will be supporting the idea that our founders put in writing in the Constitution," the account's description reads.


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