NJ Couple Accused of Denying Waitress Tip Over Sexual Orientation Says Her Claims Are False

NJ Couple Accused of Denying Waitress Tip Over Sexual Orientation Says Her Claims Are FalseImage via NBC New York

A few weeks ago, Dayna Morales, a waitress at Asian Gallop Bistro in Bridgewater, N.J., shared her story of being denied a tip a family because she's a lesbian. Morales said the family was disrespectful from the gate, claiming that when she introduced herself, the wife replied: "Oh I thought you were gonna say your name is Dan. You sure surprised us!"

Now, the family is fighting back, alleging that Morales' story is a hoax. 

According to NBC New York, the husband and wife presented a receipt from the same date printed at the exact same time for the same total: $93.55. The glaring difference is the $18 tip. As additional evidence, they armed themselves with a document (which they claim is a Visa bill) that indicates their card was charged for $111.55. 

Furthermore, the wife said she is left-handed and could not have written the slash mark on the tip line, which she says appears to have been written "from the right." After she explained that they would never short someone who provided good service, her husband added that they didn't vote for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie because he isn't in favor of same-sex marriage. 

The wife said that the "Dan" comment was the result of confusion stemming from another restaurant emploee teeling them their server was, in fact, named Dan. 

Morales stuck to her story, telling NBC New York that the writing on the check does not belong to her. The restaurant's management said they would investigate the matter.

[via NBC New York and Gothamist]

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