Family Denies Leaving Homophobic Message, Alleges Hoax by New Jersey Waitress

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Earlier this month, Dayna Morales - a gay former Marine now working as a waitress in New Jersey - posted a receipt to Facebook that appeared to not include a tip.

It did, however, feature a scrawled note that said the customer (a mother of two) did not agree with Morales' "lifestyle & how you live your life."

Once the story went viral, sympathetic individuals sent Morales thousands in tips and the server has said she will be giving most of these donations to the veteran-based charity Wounded Warriors.

There's just one problem: the family who allegedly stiffed Morales tells New York City's NBC affiliate that they did no such thing.

The husband and wife asked to be anonymous, but showed reporters a bill that looked just like the one Morales posted on Facebook… except this one also had an $18 tip.

Moreover, the couple provided a Visa bill that seems to back up this claim.

"We've never not left a tip when someone gave good service, and we would never leave a note like that," the wife said, adding that she is left-handed and the writing on the receipt looks to have come from a right-handed individual.

The couple adds that it is a strong believer in gay marriage, so much so that neither side voted for Governor Chris Christine due to his opposing stance on the issue.

"Never would a message like that come from us," said the man.

The couple also says Morales' accusation that they made disparaging remarks regarding her name NOT being Dan was a simple misunderstanding:

They had been told their server would be named Dan. Then Dayna showed up and the woman made a simple joke, not one intended to be homophobic in any way.

Asked about this account and the inclusion of a tip on their bill, Morales told NBC that she is sticking to her story.

"All I know is what I've been saying," the waitress said in response.

The wife doesn't seem to be especially angry and is all for donations being made to Wounded Warriors. She has just grown irritated over the prominence of a phony tale.

"I just felt like people have a right to know that - it's fine if people want to donate to her or to the Wounded Warriors, but they're doing it under a false pretense," the wife said.

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