The Chinese businesswoman who founded a series of day spas in Florida rumored to traffic in sexual favors attended President Donald Trump’s inauguration, according to the Miami Herald.
Li Yang, 45, has become something of a regular at conservative political events since Trump broke onto the Republican scene.
Along with joining the crowd at the president’s inauguration in January 2017, Yang “snapped a photo with Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway” later that year, the Herald reported, and “attended her first elite event at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago” that December.
Though Yang told the newspaper she does not know Trump personally, in September 2018 she received a personalized note from the president and first lady, Melania Trump, reading: “Thank you for your friendship and dedication to our cause. Leaders like you in Florida are the key to fulfilling our bold agenda to Make America Great Again!”
The massage parlors founded by Yang in Florida — mostly under the name Tokyo Day Spas — are rumored to be establishments where men go for sexual services, according to the Herald, although Yang has not been charged with any illegal activity.
She has also denied that she or her family have broken any laws but did not comment as to whether she was aware of the prostitution allegations against her establishments.
The day spa where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is accused of paying a masseuse for oral sex on Jan. 20 was founded Yang.
Yang sold the business in 2013, but the Herald reported that rumors of sexual services being offered there predated the sale.