We previously discussed the lesbian waitress in New Jersey, Dayna Morales, 22, who attracted international attention after being denied a tip by a family which allegedly wrote on the check that they did “not agree with your lifestyle.” The family later came forward with evidence suggesting that Morales had lied and that not only did she receive a tip from them but that they supported gay rights. We have been discussing the growing evidence that Morales appears to have lied — particularly after former friends can forward to say that she has a history of habitual lying. The question that we discussed was her criminal and civil liability after she and the restaurant attracted thousands of customers and donations after the national media covered her alleged mistreatment. Now, the restaurant has said that they have let Morales go and that all donations will be returned.
The story below is reporting is that she was “fired.” However, it is not clear how all the tips as well as the donations would be returned since most were likely cash donations. Moreover, as noted earlier, it is a bit late when weeks went by without any recorded donations to the Wounded Warrior charity, as promised. The question is whether the police will open an investigation. The story of the hoax has received less national coverage than the original story.
The restaurant itself does not publicly state that she was fired. It issued a statement that “[i]n light of … recent events, both Ms. Morales and Gallop Asian Bistro have made a joint decision that Ms. Morales will no longer continue her employment at our restaurant. We wish her well in the future.”
The question is what that future will hold. Do you feel that Morales should be prosecuted — not for the lie but the windfall of tips and donations?
Source: NY Post