Dr. Simone Melissa Gold is a white woman from California, United States. She earned her medical degree from Chicago Medical School at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gold earned her Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School in Stanford, California where she studied health policy, business, marketing and tax policy. Here are 13 more things about her:
- She lives in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California. (a)
- In 1997, she was a congressional fellow at the U.S. Senate. (b)
- She co-founded Medicalife, where she served as an editor from June 2006 to June 2008.
- From January 2009 to September 2009, she assisted Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the U.S. from July 20, 2009 to September 30, 2013, with research, writing and editing on various assignments including the Wall Street Journal and the New Republic. (b)
- In May 2011, she founded http://www.DrSimoneGold.com. (b)
- In January 2017, she founded GoldHealthcareSolutions, which is based in Los Angeles.
- In 2020, she was one of the prominent advocates for hydroxychloroquine, which Donald Trump promoted as a beneficial treatment. (c) In April 2020, she became a principal at http://www.TheGoldOpinion.com. (b)
- She is the founder of the group America’s Frontline Doctors, which speaks out against the U.S. government’s efforts to contain the new coronavirus (COVID-19). (c) Speaking about the COVID-19 crisis, she said in August 2020, “Americans are riveted and captured by fear at the moment. We are not being held down by the virus as much as we are being held down by the spider web of fear. That spider web is all around us, and it’s constricting us, and it’s draining the life blood of the American people, American society, and American economy.” (d)
- Bombadier Books published her book titled “I Do Not Consent: My Fight Against Medical Cancel Culture” on October 15, 2020. (e)
- Accompanied by America’s Frontline Doctors communications director John Strand, she went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. That day, Trump’s supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. (a) She later said she regretted being there. (c)
- An FBI special agent filed a criminal complaint against her, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey on January 13, 2021. (d)
- On January 18, 2021, FBI agents arrested her and Strand. She was 55 years old when she was arrested. (a) She was charged with entering restricted building or grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct. (f)
- She appeared before Magistrate Judge John E. McDermott at the Roybal federal courthouse in Los Angeles on the afternoon of January 19, 2021. (a) She was released from custody after posting bond. (g)
(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)
- a. FBI Los Angeles
- b. Simone Gold
- c. Washington Post
- d. KUSI
- e. Amazon
- f. New York Daily News
- g. U.S. Department of Justice