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Dayna Morales Suspended From Job

DaynaMoralesDayna Morales, the New Jersey waitress who made headlines last month after a customer allegedly left her an anti-gay note in lieu of a tip, has been suspended from her job pending an investigation.

The Asbury Park Press reports:

On Friday, Gallop Asian Bistro posted on its Facebook page that waitress Dayna Morales “is currently not on our employee schedule while (we) are still working to complete our investigation.”

A spokesman for the Route 202 restaurant said Tuesday morning that the investigation should be completed “very soon.”

Morales came under fire last week after the family whom she accused of leaving the anti-gay note came forward and said that didn’t write it, saying they gave her a substantial tip and support marriage equality.

“We’ve never not left a tip when someone gave good service, and we would never leave a note like that,” the wife, who remains anonymous, said. Her husband went on to say that they have both worked in restaurants and know how important it is to tip.

The family spoke with NBC 4 New York about the incident and even provided the station with a copy of their credit card bill, which showed that the spent $111.55 at Gallop Asian Bistro, located in Bridgewater, N.J. The bill in question was $93.55, which means the family would have left a $18 tip.

The incident began in early November when Morales wrote to the gay blog Have a Gay Day and claimed that a family of customers insulted her before leaving her a note that read, “I’m sorry, but I cannot tip because I don’t agree with your lifestyle & how you live your life,” and no tip.

Her story went viral, and people from around the country gave Morales money to make up for her lack of tip. Morales, a former marine, claims she donated all the money to a veterans organization, Wounded Warriors.

Later it was discovered that Morales had been administratively discharged from the Marine Corps Reserves   for not showing  up for drills.

Multiple sources also came forward from Morales’ past and present, with information regarding her history of lying for sympathy and attention.




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5 Responses to Dayna Morales Suspended From Job

  1. rob117

    December 7, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    who is going to investigate the restaurant? i dont trust them any more than her

  2. Blarg Blorg

    December 6, 2013 at 1:15 am

    Thanks for covering this! Hoax bias incidents only hurt the real victims of real bias.

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  4. Mike

    December 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Turns out, there’s been no donation made by her to the Wounded Warriors project…she lied??? Unbelieveable!

    She needs to use her lie-money for therapy.

    • Pat Carbonell

      December 5, 2013 at 6:20 pm

      Mike, if that is verifiable (and I’m sure it is), then it is even more important for the authorities to investigate and prosecute her for Internet fraud – and that is Federal. The LGBT community does not need this type of negative publicity!