An Oregon woman and her salon corporation have filed a lawsuit seeking $100,000 in damages against Gov. Kate Brown and various other state officials for the governor’s decision to sic social services on her and allegedly threaten to remove her children from home because she kept her business open during the coronavirus-pandemic lockdown.
The case brought in Circuit Court in Marion County by Lindsey Graham and her Glamour! company explains that the government “imposed heavy burdens on certain sectors of the economy, while other sectors of the economy – especially those that receive a paycheck from the government – have been let largely economically unaffected.”
The burdens were the officials’ reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To that end, the case claims, “In Oregon, the government forced small businesses [to] shut their doors and ‘ride out’ the [coronavirus] pandemic. The government imposed irrational and random restrictions on which businesses could remain open and which businesses had to close.”
The “sudden, irrational, draconian, and irresponsible orders” from Brown claimed the moves were needed to protect the public’s health, the filing said. “In fact, by shutting down private businesses, which in turn caused Oregonians to lose their jobs and their ability to support their families, caused greater negative health effects on Oregonians in the form of increased stress, anxiety and depression.”