Janene Hoskovec is accused of coughing on a mother and her daughter as they were shopping at a Super Saver in Lincoln, Nebraska. The video of the incident on September 3, 2021, became viral when it was shared on social media.
SAP, where she works, stated in a statement that it is “investigating the situation.” Because the other shoppers were wearing masks, the woman in the video challenged them.
According to her social media profiles and public records, Hoskovec resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is, however, a Nebraska native with a family in the Lincoln area Heavy.comreported.
According to an old story from The Schuyler Sun, she graduated from Lincoln High School in 1984.
According to the article, Hoskovec was the president of her class in high school in Nebraska, a member of the swimming and diving teams, and engaged in Campus Life, a Christian Youth Organization.
According to Heavy.com, Hoskovec holds a law degree, although it is unclear whether she is licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction. She appears to be unlicensed in both Arizona and Nebraska.
She is 55 years old.
ThatDaneshGuy, a TikTok creator known for investigating and locating people in viral videos and stories, first identified Hoskovec as the woman in the video.
On September 7, 2021, Danesh, who said he worked with another TikTok member, Guilt, to confirm Hoskovec’s identity, posted a video naming her, prompting SAP’s response.
SAP’s full statement, which was released on Twitter, said: “The health and safety of our employees and the communities in which we live and work are of utmost concern to us. We are taking the matter of an SAP employee incident very seriously and investigating the situation.”
Her 13-year-old daughter also shared it on TikTok, where it quickly became viral. It quickly gained traction on Twitter after being reposted by well-known accounts such as Fifty Shades of Whey, who wrote in his tweet, “COVID-denier in Nebraska coughs on shoppers at a supermarket. … This woman was last seen at a Super Saver in Lincoln, Nebraska deliberately coughing on innocent people & spraying her aerosols in the middle of a deadly pandemic.”
The footage was also uploaded on Twitter by the 13-year-old girl’s father, who was not present at the store. A woman pushing her shopping cart toward the woman recording and coughing many times can be seen in the video. The woman says as she coughs, “Excuse me, I’m coming through.”
She further said something to the mom and her daughter, “Look at you guys, you’re so cute…You’re such sheep.”
According to the county’s health department, masks are required in all non-residential indoor locations in Lincoln and Lancaster County, Nebraska, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
The woman in the video rejects the mother and daughter’s appeals to stop coughing at them. She coughs several times more and tells them, “It’s my allergies.”
She added, “Two years ago, before anyone started talking about COVID, you were OK with that.”
In the video, an employee approaches to intervene. The woman on the tape informs him that the other woman has been coughing at them, to which the cougher responds, “I have my allergies. And she got all freaked out.”
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