N.J. Waitress Receipt Slur All a ‘Hoax’?

The receipt Morales claims is the original.

The receipt Morales claims is the original.

Well, this is awkward.

Remember the lesbian waiter from Bridgewater, N.J., restaurant Gallop Asian Bistro, who highlighted a less-than-gay-friendly nasty-gram left on her receipt? (And allegedly didn’t get a tip?) The couple is now refuting that it happened at all. It’s all, they say, a big “misunderstanding” — one they felt the need to address when they realized the story was a slow-burner in the headlines.

From NBC:

The couple told NBC 4 New York that they believed their receipt was used for a hoax. The wife says she is left-handed and could not have made the slash in the tip line, which she said looks to be drawn from the right.

“We’ve never not left a tip when someone gave good service, and we would never leave a note like that,” the wife said.

The husband said he and his wife have both worked in restaurants and believe in the value of tipping, and noted that he didn’t vote for Gov. Chris Christie because the governor doesn’t support gay marriage.

“Never would a message like that come from us,” he said.

Morales told NBC 4 New York on Monday that she was certain she did not receive a tip, and insisted the handwriting on the receipt was not hers. When asked if there had been some sort of misunderstanding, she said, “I don’t know, all I know is what I’ve been saying.”

A manager and the restaurant owner insisted they had the original ticket for the $93.55 charge, but would not produce the receipt for NBC 4 New York and could not explain why the family’s credit card was charged for more.

As for the donations Morales has been receiving, particularly for donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, the wife insists that’s all well and good, but it’s under a “false pretense.”

Fightin’ words.