Society & Culture

State House lawn assault victim fired for defying mask, vax mandates

By Guy Page

On her first day back at work after being struck and pepper-sprayed by an angry leftist at a VT Liberty rally on May 15, Karen “Kay Sea” Skau of Poultney was fired for refusing to wear a mask and submit vaccination information to her then-employer, the Epoch Times reported October 4.

According to the news report headlined “Vermont Woman Fired, Denied Unemployment for Refusing Vaccine, Becomes Homeless and Flees to Florida,” Skau was fired from her manufacturing job at Dorset kitchen accessories producer JK Adams for not submitting to company masking and vaccine mandates. 

Skau was then denied unemployment because losing the job was ‘her fault.’ She soon became unable to pay her rent. She and boyfriend Josh Curiale now live at his mom’s home in Florida. 

Chronicle readers with good memories will recall that the 4:30 pm, May 15 attack by Dawn McElwain of Calais on Skau and and Shona Reiter of Stowe had its roots in an encounter three hours earlier on the State House steps during the VT Liberty speaking event, when a group of girls including McElwain’s 14-year-old daughter was playing loud music with racially offensive lyrics. According to the police investigation, the song was ‘Good Morning Tokyo.’ Lyrics provided by police in the court affidavit contain nine uses of the N-word, as well as other profanity.

Skau says she asked the girls why they were listening to disgusting music that used the N-word. According to police, the girls then informed McElwain they had been called the N-word. Both Skau and McElwain told police that McElwain drove up to the State House lawn and confronted Skau for the alleged name-calling. At that point their stories diverge. McElwain claims she was pursued by angry protesters and only struck Skau and used pepper spray in self-defense in her attempt to flee. Skau, Reiter and other onlookers said McElwain instigated the confrontation, refused to listen, approached the women, and then pepper-sprayed them both and Struck Skau with her hand and with a sign one of the girls had stolen earlier from the State House lawn. That McElwain was charged and accepted a diversion agreement strongly suggests the police accepted the latter story. 

Two days later, recuperating at home, Skau received an email from the boss saying masking and proof of vaccination would be required. Skau had already let it be known that she would not comply with either. 

Her first day back on the job, she was lectured about her unwillingness to comply and then pressured to sign a statement admitting she would not wear a mask. The Epoch Times describes what happened next:

“After refusing to sign the form, Skau was summarily fired. Upon returning home, Skau immediately filed for unemployment. For three months she was assured by the unemployment office that everything was fine, until two weeks ago, when she was informed her benefits were being declined. “They said you don’t qualify because it was your fault you got fired,” Skau said. “So, because I stood up against the vaccine mandate, they aren’t going to give me unemployment.”

Jobless and without unemployment, Skau and Josh moved to Florida. 

“This was my chance in life, to get on my own and live independently,” Skau told the Epoch Times. “You know, I did my job to the best of my ability and they kept telling me how good I was doing at my job. So it wasn’t because I was a bad employee. It was simply because I stood up to this vaccine thing and said, no more.”

During a Messenger interview yesterday, Kay Sea told the Chronicle how the Epoch Times found her and her story.

“Someone had asked on Facebook if anyone had been fired because of the vaccine mandates,” Kay Sea said. “I simply said yes. Patricia [Tolson, Epoch Times reporter] then reached out to me and asked about my story. She then told me she wanted to do an in-depth interview with me. I spent over an hour and a half on the phone with her and then she published her article yesterday.”

Life in Florida is better in many ways. “It hasn’t been easy. But at least I am free and I don’t have to harm my health just to work.”

Like Brian Judd of Barre and his merry band of 911 flag volunteers, she took a stand for flying Old Glory on September 11. 

“I did manage to get the city of Palm Coast to put their big American flag back up at a main intersection here,” Kay Sea said. “It was mysteriously taken down the day before 9/11. I took it upon myself to point it out on the local FB groups and the post blew up. The city of Palm Coast got a lot of feedback and blow back from the locals so they hung a flag back up and posted a response to the locals. It felt really good to make a little bit of a difference down here.”

But popular opinion to the contrary, Florida isn’t always the Vax-Free NIrvana it’s made out to be. 

“Florida isn’t without its problems though,” Kay Sea said. “We found that out when Josh had a medical emergency and we ended up getting kicked out of the emergency room after being there for over an hour because one of the nurses asked if we were vaccinated. Once she found out we weren’t vaxed she got hostile towards us and got her charge nurse to tell us to leave.  Josh hadn’t even received treatment yet and his blood pressure was dangerously high. He could have had a stroke or worse right there in the parking lot.”

The mother of two grown sons misses her Vermont family and friends. 

“I deeply miss Vermont and my Patriot friends up there. New England has always been my home and it’s breaking my heart to be so far away from my sons and everything I love up there.”

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9 replies »

  1. Cannot the state of Vermont just once stand up for the citizens who pay their salaries? The vermontgovernment makes me puke!

  2. So does that hospital also refuse to treat people who have not gotten the flu vaccine, or the hep b vaccine or the herpes vaccine? Do they treat smokers????

  3. You have to be kidding me… the emergency room kicks someone out for admitting they aren’t vaccinated against CoViD-19? What do they do if you go there because you’re dying of CoViD-19, set you on fire in the parking lot?

  4. Can’t wait until they’re all arrested for “Crimes against Humanlty”. It’s coming folks, be patient

  5. She should SUE all of them , Them being the company and the state of Vermont ..BECAUSE.. the vaccine was NOT approved at the time of her firing ..The Nuremberg Code is still alive documents.. If you are unfamiliar with it. Here it is NUREMBERG CODE (DIRECTIVES FOR HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION)
    The Nuremberg Military Tribunal’s decision in the case of the United States v Karl Brandt et al. includes what is now called the Nuremberg Code, a ten point statement delimiting permissible medical experimentation on human subjects. According to this statement, humane experimentation is justified only if its results benefit society and it is carried out in accord with basic principles that “satisfy moral, ethical, and legal concepts.” To some extent the Nuremberg Code has been superseded by the Declaration of Helsinki as a guide for human experimentation.

    –“Permissible Medical Experiments.” Trials of War Criminals before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals under Control Council Law No. 10. Nuremberg October 1946 – April 1949, Washington. U.S. Government Printing Office (n.d.), vol. 2., pp. 181-182.

    The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion, and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment. The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs or engages in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity.
    The experiment should be such as to yield fruitful results for the good of society, unprocurable by other methods or means of study, and not random and unnecessary in nature.
    The experiment should be so designed and based on the results of animal experimentation and a knowledge of the natural history of the disease or other problem under study that the anticipated results will justify the performance of the experiment.
    The experiment should be so conducted as to avoid all unnecessary physical and mental suffering and injury.
    No experiment should be conducted where there is an a priori reason to believe that death or disabling injury will occur; except, perhaps, in those experiments where the experimental physicians also serve as subjects.
    The degree of risk to be taken should never exceed that determined by the humanitarian importance of the problem to be solved by the experiment.
    Proper preparations should be made and adequate facilities provided to protect the experimental subject against even remote possibilities of injury disability or death.
    The experiment should be conducted only by scientifically qualified persons. The highest degree of skill and care should be required through all stages of the experiment of those who conduct or engage in the experiment.
    During the course of the experiment the human subject should be at liberty to bring the experiment to an end if he has reached the physical or mental state where continuation of the experiment seems to him to be impossible.
    During the course of the experiment the scientist in charge must be prepared to terminate the experiment at any stage, if he has probable cause to believe, in the exercise of the good faith, superior skill and careful judgment required by him that a continuation of the experiment is likely to result in injury, disability, or death to the experimental subject.

    • Don’t you wonder why she’s not suing? I’ll tell you why, it’s because she is lying. Have you looked into the company? A family owned company in a small town in Vermont that has been manufacturing products for 76 years would not be around if they mistreated their employees. Some of their employees have been there for 40 and 50 years. I think Karen is trying to make a quick buck at the expense of a small American manufacturing company and their hard working employees. How many factory workers do you know that are liberal? Karen is a lying opportunist, don’t be a Karen.

  6. A very important point left out of the story….
    McElwain attempted to run down Kay Sea and Josh in her vehicle! And after all of the physical assaults, which are felonies, all she got was diversion! Outrageous that even VT judiciary has gone soft on criminals…

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