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Video: Tip-denial story gets even more strange

posted at 10:13 am on November 29, 2013 by

Three days ago, the claim by a New Jersey waitress who claimed to have been stiffed on a tip because of her sexual orientation began collapsing, but unfortunately for Dayna Morales, that’s not the end of the story.  After the original story went viral, the family who supposedly stiffed Morales showed NBC New York their credit-card bill, establishing convincingly that Morales did indeed get a tip — and that someone else must have written the note.  Last night, NBC New York dug deeper and found a few more issues in Morales’ background, including a history of fabulism:

The New Jersey waitress whose story has been questioned after she claimed she received an anti-gay note instead of a tip on a restaurant bill was dishonorably discharged from the Marines last spring after she stopped showing up, NBC 4 New York has learned.

And that’s not all:

A woman who says she and Morales worked together at a Cheesecake Factory in Nyack, N.Y., last year said Morales told coworkers she had brain cancer.

“She came in with her hair shaved because she wanted to shave it herself before she lost it,” said Jacqie Fitzpatrick.

Fitzpatrick said Morales also leaned on the cancer story to accept offers of help from friends at work.

Then, she abruptly quit, according to Fitzpatrick, and her coworkers didn’t see her again until she appeared in news reports about the receipt.

Morales collected $3,000 in donations from people after the original story went viral. Supposedly “most” of that money was headed for the Wounded Warrior Project. Maybe NBC New York will follow up on the story by following the money next.

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Isn’t it a great world for [various oppressed minorities] if they have to MAKE UP tales of petty discrimination?

Abelard on December 2, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Smarter folks who do a little research (because the media won’t) will realize that homosexuals generally are, sadly, more prone to mental illness, as well as more likely to end up in emergency rooms, more likely to commit violence, & more likely to die young.

itsnotaboutme on December 2, 2013 at 4:20 AM

I guess “smarter” is a relative term here.

JetBoy on December 2, 2013 at 9:41 AM

And now ghey men are pushing to end the ban on giving blood. When/where will it stop?

Nutstuyu on December 2, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Okay, she’s a lying scumbag drama queen. She would be that regardless of her orientation.

Smarter folks will keep the broad brush in the box.

cozmo on November 29, 2013 at 12:42 PM

It’s irrelevant that a lesbian who makes up a story about being picked on for being a lesbian was a lesbian?

It’s amazing how hard people will stretch a point to avoid ever saying anything negative about lesbians.

No, there’s no reason to assume she’s representative of all or most lesbians.

But she may well be representative of lesbians who claim to be persecuted for being lesbians.

tom on November 29, 2013 at 11:24 PM

I fail to see what any of this has to do with the residents of the Island of Lesbos.

Nutstuyu on December 2, 2013 at 11:46 AM

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