(Ben Yakas) The NJ waitress who claimed a bigoted customer denied her a tip because she is gay, and subsequently was accused of making up the whole thing, has been fired from her job. Gallop Asian Bistro released a statement on Facebook Saturday, shortly after it was revealed that Dayna Morales had started returning some of the thousands of dollars of donations she received by sympathetic strangers: "In light of the investigation and 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."
You can read the full statement below—despite whatever ambiguity their investigation found, the restaurant still found it wise to part ways with Morales:
"The Gallop Asian Bistro has taken seriously the allegations made by Ms. Dayna Morales, and those made against her. Despite news reports to the contrary, this is not a simple, straight-forward matter and we have conducted our own internal investigation. The results of that investigation are inconclusive as to exactly what happened between Ms. Morales and the customers that night. However, in light of the investigation and 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.
Overall, this has been an unfortunate incident for Gallop Asian Bistro, our employees, and our customers. We are dedicated to providing excellent Asian cuisine and superior service. We have the utmost faith in our management and staff and we welcome the opportunity to serve our customers."
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