Dayna Morales, the lesbian server who
claimed a family left her an offensive note instead of a tip, has
lost her job.
“Ms. Morales and Gallop Asian Bistro
have made a joint decision that Ms. Morales will no longer continue
her employment at our restaurant,” the restaurant wrote in a
Facebook post. “We wish her well in the future.”
Donations poured in for Morales after
she claimed to have received a critical note instead of the customary
20 percent tip on a nearly $100 meal from a family of four.
“Sorry I cannot tip because I do not
agree with your lifestyle & the way you live your life,” a
handwritten note on the receipt reads.
Morales, who served in the Marine Corps
for two years, received an overwhelming response when she wrote about
the experience in an email to the blog Have
A Gay Day.
The firing comes a little over a week
after the family stepped forward to deny the allegations, saying that
they did leave a tip and never wrote the note.
The New York Post reported on
Saturday that Morales had quietly started returning donations she had
received after the incident was widely reported.
“I received a refund … for the
donation I made to Dayna Morales,” Kate Dols posted on the Have
a Gay Day Facebook page. “Glad to see she is doing the right
thing … Dayna, you need help, please seek it.”
A former co-worker told The
Post that Morales has a history of lying.
“She exaggerated every story,”
Julie Howat said. “I knew [the receipt] was fake. When the
articles came out, everyone at my job laughed.”