Last week, the Red Lobster waitress who was suspended from work after accusing a customer of writing “None Nigger” on a receipt and posting the receipt to Facebook made national headlines.
This week, the story continues.
Since the disturbing incident, 19-year-old Toni Christina Jenkins has returned to work, but now Devin Barnes, the patron who she alleges wrote the racial slur on the receipt, claims he’s been receiving threats from the public. Although Toni removed the photo from Facebook, perhaps it was a little too late considering it had already gone viral. The photo of the receipt rendered the customer’s name and part of his credit card number clearly visible.
Here is the photo of the receipt:
Along with the photo, Toni wrote the following caption:
“This is what I got as a tip last night,” Jenkins wrote in the photo caption on Facebook. “…so happy to live in the proud southern states…God Bless America, land of the free and home of the low class racists of Tennessee.”
According to EURweb, Devin and his attorney have come forward to deny the allegations on the premise that he isn’t that “type of individual.” Ironically, in a statement released to the news, Devin admits to writing “none” on the tip line for his order, but vehemently denies writing the racial epithet, “nigger” on the line underneath. Devin claims he left that line blank. He said, “I do not approve of the use of that type of talk, not now or ever!”
His lawyer, Richard Dugger echoed his denial, saying:
“He’s just not that type of individual. He doesn’t speak that way. Whoever put that on that receipt was very wrong. Whoever put that on that receipt was very wrong.”
The waitress maintains she didn’t expect the photo to go viral or make the news, but merely posted it to Facebook seeking moral support from her family and friends. She told NBC:
“It wasn’t to get back at the gentleman. I knew his signature was there, but I didn’t know his actual name was printed on the receipt. My intention wasn’t to attack the guy. I can only imagine what he’s going through because he’s on the other end. I don’t wish anything bad against him at all. I don’t want anymore drama in my life. I just want to go to work, get the money for a car and go to school. … That’s all.”
Fabs, what do you think? Do you believe Devin, the customer, wrote the disturbing slur on the receipt, or do you believe the waitress wrote it just to get attention from her Facebook friends? Click here to leave a comment in our discussion section.