The New Jersey waitress who claimed she was a victim of an anti-gay note and no tip because she was gay has parted ways with the restaurant that she worked in. Dayna Morales started her saga on Facebook about being the victim of an anti-gay note and not receiving a tip because of her lifestyle choice. This started uproar and apparently it worked out to be profitable for her.
According to the Huffington Post on Dec. 8, people backed the waitress and even sent her tips in the mail. She had reported she wasn’t given a tip by a family and that they left an anti-gay note on their receipt. One thing she probably didn’t consider was that the family would come forward with the original receipt.
The receipt had no note written on it and a generous tip of $18. The restaurant did their own internal investigation and while they say it was “inconclusive” they also said that a “joint” decision was made by the Gallop Asian Bistro and Morales to part ways.
The family whose receipt that Morales claimed contained the anti-gay slur and no tip sent their copy to the media for proof. Morales didn’t have anything to say after that. The family would have let the incident just wane out of the headlines, but when they found out Morales was receiving money from people worldwide over this, they had to speak up.
The family said they felt people were sending the waitress money under false pretenses. They felt that these people had a right to know. Morales had said she would donate the money to the Wounded Warrior Project, but they hadn't received any donations from her.
Morales had a Paypal account set up in her name and people were donating to the waitress. Then the accusations that she forged that receipt came from the family whose receipt it was, she apparently did not have a leg left to stand on. This family had the smoking gun, the receipt was the same number as the one she posted online, with the same date, time and charges. Hers had nothing for a tip, but the family's receipt showed an $18 tip. The credit card statement reflected that an $18 dollar tip had been paid.