Lindsey Graham is the owner of Glamour Salon was harassed and her parental rights violated because she chose to open her business so that her workers could feed their families. Her workers are contractors so they actually get to choose whether they come to work without the risk of losing their job.
Graham said an agent from Oregon’s Child Protective Services was dispatched to her home on the same day she reopened her salon.
“On May 7th, I got a phone call from my nanny,” said Graham. “As soon as I went to work, a DHS officer came to my home and tried to speak to her, and she said, ‘I don’t feel comfortable answering any questions for you. I think you need to call the homeowner.’ So DHS basically stopped by my house and said they had some claims against me and my family about our home being unfit.”
Then they came back again.
She admits being somewhat naive at first, thinking, they'll stop by and see her family and how great things are - then be satisfied and leave.
Not what happened.
“[The CPS agent] came back to my home, and my intention was, ‘Great, let this guy in and let him see what a great, loving, clean, and happy home we have, so he’ll just kind of get out of here.’ … He interviewed myself and my husband in separate rooms. He interviewed my six-year-old son in a separate room, and he searched our home. He made me lift up toilet seats and open our fridge. None of this is warranted. These are all bogus claims. Our home is completely safe and always has been, so this is definitely some kind of vendetta, sending a government agency after my family.”
She says as far as she knows the case is still open and they could be coming back, perhaps to interview her 3 year old, privately. She said they even checked her 8-week-old's diaper.
Graham says she was threatened with a $70,000 fine and then actually issued a $14,000 fine for 'operating a hazardous facility'. She says they also threatened to revoke her license.
Read more on the story and listen to her talk at Breitbart.