Waitress Who Claims She Got Anti-Gay Receipt May Not Have Donated Money As Promised

The receipt on the left is the version the waitress posted to Facebook, which shows no tip and a note saying the customers disapprove of the waitress' "lifestyle." On the right is a copy of the receipt provided by the customers to NBC News, which they claim shows they left a $18 tip.

The receipt on the left is the version the waitress posted to Facebook, which shows no tip and a note saying the customers disapprove of the waitress’ “lifestyle.” On the right is a copy of the receipt provided by the customers to NBC News, which they claim shows they left a $18 tip.

The saga continues for the New Jersey waitress who became Internet-famous when she claimed she’d been stiffed on a tip by diners who voiced disapproval of her sexual orientation on their receipt, an allegation that has subsequently been discredited. Now comes news that the waitress, an ex-Marine, may not have made good on her promise to donate the money she received from supporters to the Wounded Warrior Project.

After her story went public, but before the family accused of leaving that note released evidence demonstrating that they did indeed leave a tip, the waitress promised that she would donate the thousands of dollars she’d received in the wake of the supposed incident to Wounded Warrior.

Since then, not only have the maligned diners denied her allegations, but there have been multiple reports of the waitress having a history of making up rather large lies, like telling co-workers that her home had been severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy, or when she reportedly shaved her head and told friends she had brain cancer.

So a reporter for Bridgewater Patch decided to check with the folks at Wounded Warrior to see if the waitress had indeed made good on her promise to donate the money she’d received.

But a rep for the organization was unable to find any donations listed under the waitress’ name, or anything under the ZIP code for her home or the restaurant where she works (and from which she is reportedly suspended). It is possible that the donation could have been made under a different name or from a different address.

Neither Bridgewater Patch nor NJ.com were able to reach the waitress or media reps for Wounded Warrior to get a comment about the status of the promised donations.

This is probably not the last we’ve heard about this story…

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  1. IrishLad118 says:

    The caption under the photo says the diners left an 18% tip. However, I believe one is supposed to tip on the subtotal, and not the tax…so they actually left 20%. By supposed to, I mean conventional wisdom. I know there are many who would argue that when it comes to tipping, they shouldn’t be “supposed to” do anything.

    • MathManv2point0 says:

      20.587898890541…% actually.

      But I completely agree with you. Tip is supposed to be on the pre-tax amount and, yes, I have waited tables.

  2. SuperSpeedBump says:

    Is this person even a Marine? Has that been confirmed?

    • Ravensclawth says:

      Yes, although she’s been in Dishonorable Discharge proceedings for quite some time. Related to not showing up for duty, and other problems.