Gina Bisignano owns a skin care and eyelash store in Beverly Hills. She’s also been arrested for her part in the Capitol riot. The Hollywood Reporter says the FBI took 52-year-old into custody and charged her “with civil disorder; destruction of government property; aiding and abetting; obstruction of an official proceeding; restricted building or grounds; and violent entry or disorderly conduct, according to court documents.”
A woman believed to be Bisignano, who owns Gina’s Eyelashes and Skincare on North Camden Drive, was taped yelling to those breaking into the Capitol, “Everybody, we need gas masks, we need weapons. We need strong, angry patriots to help our boys, they don’t want to leave. We need protection.”
— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) January 13, 2021
Bisignano was also reportedly caught on video in December using a homophobic slur while protesting Los Angeles’ mask mandate. Some Twitter users dubbed her “lockdown Karen” as a result.
Some hostility between neighbors and protesters. One protester calls a neighbor “disgusting” and a “new world order satanist.” She later uses a homosexual slur at the neighbor. pic.twitter.com/EMtj7dSsKL
— Samuel Braslow (@SamBraslow) November 30, 2020
The Daily Beast says Beverly Hills doctor, Simone Gold, 55, was also arrested this week:
Gold garnered national attention in July when she organized a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to condemn pandemic lockdowns and rave about how “hydroxychloroquine works” as a treatment for COVID-19.
The doctor made a similar speech during the Jan. 6 insurrection, confirming to The Washington Post she was photographed holding a megaphone on the Rotunda floor.
Gold was caught on video with her alleged associate John Strand, who was also arrested.
— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) January 19, 2021
Watch more about these arrests from the NBC Los Angeles above.