Was the waitress who said a New Jersey left an anti-gay note directed at her lying? Dayna Morales, a former Marine who worked as a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in the town of Bridgewater, posted a Facebook photo of a bill she received with a line through the space for a tip. The bill was accompanied by the message: “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle,” which she claimed a customer wrote.
However, the husband and wife accused of leaving the anti-gay note said that Morales is lying and the bill was doctored. The couple, who wished to remain anonymous, showed NBC 4 New York a receipt that appeared to be printed at the same minute on the same date, for the same amount of $93.55. The only difference is their bill included a credit card charge for an $18 tip.
The wife said that she is left-handed and could not have made the slash in the tip line, which she said looks to be drawn from the right. Although numerous outraged people have since sent donations to Morales and she plans to give some of the money to the Wounded Warrior Project, the couple said they want people to know they are getting outraged over a bogus note.
“I just felt like people have a right to know,” said the wife. It’s fine of people want to donate to her or to the Wounded Warriors, but they’re doing it under a false pretense.”