A Bridgewater, New Jersey couple claims that Danya Morales, a lesbian server at the Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, New Jersey, falsely accused them of homophobia and failing to tip her after an apparent misgendering incident. The family reports that they thought the hostess who sat the family told them their server would be “Dan,” and when Morales showed up at their table, the wife exclaimed “whoa, you’re not Dan.” Morales wrote in a Facebook post that the wife said, “oh I thought you were gonna say your name is Dan. You sure surprised us!” According to the couple, the rest of the meal with their two children went fine. However, Morales, a former Marine, later posted a photo on Facebook showing the family’s bill with a line through the space for a tip. The photo of the receipt showed someone had written, “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle.”
Morales indicated in her Facebook post, and in subsequent media interviews — including with NBC 4 New York — that the customer wrote that line. But the family claims their receipt from the restaurant shows they did leave a tip, and provided a credit card statement as proof.