The Gallop Asian Bistro has taken seriously the allegations made by Ms. Dayna Morales, and those made against her. Despite news reports to the contrary, this is not a simple, straight-forward matter and we have conducted our own internal investigation. The results of that investigation are inconclusive as to exactly what happened between Ms. Morales and the customers that night. However, in light of the investigation and recent events, both Ms. Morales and Gallop Asian Bistro have made a joint decision that Ms. Morales will no longer continue her employment at our restaurant. We wish her well in the future.
Overall, this has been an unfortunate incident for Gallop Asian Bistro, our employees, and our customers. We are dedicated to providing excellent Asian cuisine and superior service. We have the utmost faith in our management and staff and we welcome the opportunity to serve our customers.
I know I can't be the only person who is concerned on how this person managed to gain all this notoriety, literally overnight, and easily it is for the owner of the site exploit his naive and gullible readers into sending him and others money.
Update: Have A Gay Day continues to insist they're innoncent:
This is the hopefully the last post we make about the story of Dayna Morales and the tip not received but most likely processed at the Gallop Asian Bistro in New Jersey. I've been talking with more reporters today about this story than the entire time proceeding when a few of you yesterday began letting us know that you were getting refunds from the money that was sent to her. At last check she is no longer on leave from her job but they are no longer associated. Some news agencies say that she was fired but the words on the Bistros page hint to that it's not as clear as some make it all to sound.
So I wanted to recap what happened for you all from our end. We received the message and photo that she sent to us and we posted it. Some people in the comments asked her to set up a paypal. Some people sent money and honestly we have no idea how much she really received, I've heard anywhere from 1,000-3,000 dollars. We called her at work on the 15th of November just to let her know that she had our support. At that time she said to us that she was donating to the Wounded Warrior Project to which at this time has never heard a word from her. In the news we noted that night that she was also going to be donating to a local lgbt group unnamed and that her employer was matching all the donations she received.
About two weeks after the main post we received a link from a follower that the couple had stepped forward and that they had the receipt and that things literally weren't adding up. We posted the link immediately for you and when we went to find Daynas Facebook profile it had been deleted. We continued to follow the story and did our best to keep you up to date with all the info that was sent to us.
No one was issues statements of apology people where launching investigations and everyone seemed to be getting lawyers as we were told by some of the reporters that contacted us.
As of yesterday we started receiving messages from our followers that people were receiving refunds via paypal and let you know. The news agencies picked up on that and passed that along. As of last note she no longer is employed with the bistro.
So what has this taught you or what will you do in the future when someone sends you messages... was the repeated question by many news agencies. I told them that we receive requests for money every day and we normally ask people to post them on our wall. We also receive messages from people sharing photos, coming out stories, poems, petitions, and so much more. We don't think that the people that send us something are not telling the truth. I told one reporter that when we were watching the original post and someone mentioned a tip and sending her a tip we looked through the message to make sure it wasn't her that had first mentioned it. We wanted to just make sure. When her employer backed her we felt that was accreditation to truth not a lie.
In final thought, will we continue to post things from our inbox, yes. There are good and bad people in every community. As much as there is light to her being less than credible the people that sent her anything even a dollar or well wishers or supporters of what appeared to be right where in the right even though she was clearly at this point in the wrong. Does it make the lgbt community look bad...I don't think so as much as it makes by all account Dayna look bad and the way things were handled at the bistro. It hurts the credibility of a server and I can say that as being a server in the past. It hurts the people that she seemingly betrayed with a lie.
One reporter told me that there was a quote from Dayna that she never expected it to blow up and get this much attention. The thing is, in the first place don't lie. Don't even lie a little. The truth will find you. It doesn't matter if you tweet it, Facebook it or tell one person. There are too many good people in this world that do care and they will always outnumber the people that you say don't care and the people that do care will take what you say is an injustice far and wide because they believe in the good so never have a moment where you think creating a lie won't be spread by good people trying to right what they feel was wrong.
Thank you to all the followers of this page for reading this and for being the amazing community you are.