Lesbian waitress who claimed she was given homophobic note leaves job
A lesbian waitress who said she had been denied a £10 tip by a bigoted couple who wrote a rude note for her instead has left her job after doubts over the story emerged.
Dayna Morales, 22, has parted company with the restaurant where she worked after returning almost £1,850 of donations from well-wishers following last month’s alleged incident.
The former marine had claimed in November that customers at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, New Jersey, in the US, had withheld an $18 tip and instead written on their receipt: ‘Sorry I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle & the way you live your life.’
But her claims were contradicted when the couple involved reproduced their copy of the receipt indicating a tip had been left.
The restaurant said its own investigation into the affair had proven ‘inconclusive’ but that it had taken the allegations involved ‘seriously’.