A gay server at a New Jersey restaurant who made headlines when she claimed a couple did not tip her because of her lesbian lifestyle may have some explaining to do.
A couple came forward to say they were the ones who Danya Morales waited on at the Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, and they produced a receipt and credit card statement showing that they in fact did leave a tip – about 20 percent of their bill before taxes, New York’s WNBC-TV reported.
Morales, a former Marine, posted a photo on Facebook that showed a bill with a line drawn through the space for a tip and a hand-written note that said, “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle.”
The Facebook post – since removed, along with most of the rest of her timeline – generated a media firestorm and prompted sympathizers to send donations to Morales, who claimed she would donate some of the cash to The Wounded Warriors project.
But the husband and wife showed NBC 4 a copy of what appeared to be the same receipt – for the same amount at the same time on the same day – that showed them leaving an $18 tip on the $93.55 bill, including tax.
They also produced a credit card statement showing they had been billed for the full amount of the bill plus the tip.
“We’ve never not left a tip when someone gave good service, and we would never leave a note like that,” the wife told the TV station.
The husband even said he didn’t vote for Gov. Chris Christie because he didn’t support gay marriage.
“Never would a message like that come from us,” he told NBC 4.
Morales, meanwhile, was sticking to her story – sort of.
“I don’t know, all I know is what I’ve been saying,” she told the station.
The restaurant said it was aware of the couple’s claim but had no comment.
Morales didn’t immediately respond to a Facebook message left by The New York Post.