Dayna Morales, the gay New Jersey waitress who gained Internet fame for the allegedly homophobic note she received on a receipt, is now out of a job.
This is because her viral story of being denied a tip because of her sexual orientation, which brought an outpouring of sympathy and donations, was a lie.
Morales was terminated after an internal investigation into allegations that she made up the story, Gallop Asian Bistro manager Bobby Vanderhoof said.
"The results of that investigation are inconclusive as to exactly what happened between Ms. Morales and the customers that night," her manager told CNN.
"However, both Ms. Morales and Gallop Asian Bistro have made a joint decision that Ms. Morales will no longer continue her employment at our restaurant."
Morales, 22, a former Marine, first complained about the alleged incident on a "Have a Gay Day" Facebook page, posting a photo of a receipt that read:
"I'm sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and how you live your life."
The post went viral. Morales claimed the message was on a receipt for $93.55, for a meal ordered by a family of four at the restaurant in Bridgewater, N.J.
But then a report displayed a receipt from a couple showing an $18 tip on a bill of $93.55, denying leaving a homophobic message and alleging a hoax.
A credit card statement from the couple with the same total value, $111.55, seemed to back up their claims, and Morales' story began to unravel.
Numerous associates have come forward since then to say Morales is a compulsive liar whose credibility should be called into question ... clearly.