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.