Remember the story of the man who allegedly left a racists message where the tip should be for a waitress in a Tennessee Red Lobster.
The receipt was posted on social media where the image went viral as did the story. The customer in question, Devin Barnes has denied he ever did such a thing. Come to find out, he was right! He never left the message, in fact the waitress did.
Barnes has now filed a $1 million lawsuit against both the waitress who received the receipt and Red Lobster.
Red Lobster released a statement after learning about the lawsuit:
“As we shared before, it is against our policy to post guest information online. Our standard procedure is to suspend the employee involved with pay while we determine what happened. After the completion of a full investigation into this matter, Miss Jenkins returned to work. As we also shared, we were disgusted by the language used on this guest check as it has no place in our restaurant or anywhere else.”
Barnes’ mother, Sallyann, told WCBD that her son’s reputation has been irreparably harmed, saying, “It’s still all over the Internet. It is still affecting his life and all of our lives.”