The story of the New Jersey waitress who claimed to have been stiffed by a couple for being gay is (hopefully) drawing to a close as server/ex-Marine Dayna Morales parts ways with Gallop Asian Bistro. After the couple in question denied writing "I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle" on a receipt in lieu of a tip, it turned out Morales had lied about a bunch of things: the exact nature of her military service, the fact that she wasn't really donating money she received from well-wishers.
Now, Gallop Asian Bistro writes on their Facebook page that after an internal investigation "Ms. Morales and Gallop Asian Bistro have made a joint decision that Ms. Morales will no longer continue her employment at our restaurant. We wish her well in the future." Additionally, some who donated money to Morales have revealed that their donations are being refunded.
Here's the entire statement from Gallop Asian Bistro:
The Gallop Asian Bistro has taken seriously the allegations made by Ms. Dayna Morales, and those made against her. Despite news reports to the contrary, this is not a simple, straight-forward matter and we have conducted our own internal investigation. The results of that investigation are inconclusive as to exactly what happened between Ms. Morales and the customers that night. However, in light of the investigation and recent events, both Ms. Morales and Gallop Asian Bistro have made a joint decision that Ms. Morales will no longer continue her employment at our restaurant. We wish her well in the future.
Overall, this has been an unfortunate incident for Gallop Asian Bistro, our employees, and our customers. We are dedicated to providing excellent Asian cuisine and superior service. We have the utmost faith in our management and staff and we welcome the opportunity to serve our customers.
· Gallop Asian Bistro [Facebook]
· Waitress in No Tip Flap Leaves Restaurant [USA Today]
· Some Dayna Morales Donations Refunded [NBC New York]
· All Hoaxes on Eater [-E-]