Last week, Toni Christina Jenkins, a waitress at a Tennessee Red Lobster, claimed a couple wrote “none n*gger” on the gratuity line of the receipt after paying the bill. In an interview with the MailOnline, Jenkins said the couple was rude and standoffish.
“They were extremely rude, but I introduced myself to them and they didn’t respond,” she explained. “When I came to take their order they simply told me they wanted their food and to put everything in a to-go box. I offered them dessert but they told me abruptly that they just wanted the check.”
Jenkins took to social media and posted the receipt to her Facebook page as proof of the treatment she received.
Although Jenkins was suspended from her job for violating company policy by posting the customer’s receipt, Red Lobster stated, “Our employee will be back at work this week per her usual schedule, and has not lost a single day of work due to this situation. We are disgusted by the language used on this guest check and it has no place in our restaurant or anywhere else. However, it is against our policy to post information about guests online, and our standard procedure is to suspend the employee with pay while we determine what happened”.
But not all is well just yet. Devin Barnes is the customer Jenkins accused of leaving the receipt and now he’s firing back at the accusations, with an attorney.
“He’s just not that type of individual,” Richard Dugger, Barnes’ attorney said. “He doesn’t speak that way.”
In a handwritten statement, Barnes wrote: “I do not approve of the use of that type of talk, not now or ever!”
WCSH reported that Barnes continues to receive threats over Jenkins’ post, even though he says he’s innocent.
“Whoever put that on that receipt was very wrong,” Dugger said.