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Posted on 05/24/2014 5:22:46 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
A Tennessee man who was accused of using a racial slur on a receipt at a Red Lobster restaurant last year is suing the restaurant chain and the waitress who cashed in on the incident after she posted a copy of the receipt on the Internet.
Devin Barnes, 21, claims he never wrote the racial slur on the receipt, and that the negative attention he received as a result of the way Toni Christina Jenkins - the waitress who claims to have received the slur - publicized the incident is slanderous.
In Barnes' suit, filed in Williamson County Circuit Court, he claims Jenkins slandered him by misusing his personal information, and that Red Lobster's 'willful and malicious ... omissions to act' by failing to prevent Jenkins from using his name and information 'to gain publicity and money' has caused lasting damage to his reputation.....
The handwriting analyst found that 'no significant handwriting characteristics similarities' were found between the questioned 'total' entry line and the handwriting samples provided by Barnes and his wife, the Tennessean reports.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline shortly after the incident, Jenkins said she believes Barnes when he says he didn't write the slur. She says she only posted the picture at all 'to make a comment about racism,' not to draw attention to herself....
In the weeks following Jenkins' posting the photo on the web, the left-wing blog AddictingInfo.org started an online fundraiser for her that raised more than $10,000 - money Jenkins later said she planned to use to buy a car....
Red Lobster said in a statement issued Friday. 'After the completion of a full investigation into this matter, Miss Jenkins returned to work.'
Barnes is seeking $1 million in his suit against Jenkins and the restaurant.
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what do I do with my “honkey” receipt?
There was a lesbia waitress who did the same thing, turned out to be a hoax.
All these news reports we hear of nooses found in public places, which we later learned were hoaxes.
Lesbians painted anti homosexual graffiti on their own house, to make it seem that hateful elements in their community didn’t want them there. That turned out that the lesbians themselves vandalized their own house to create the.incident.
What does it say about those who create these hoaxes, to try to prove that we live in such a hate filled world?
What does it say about the rest of us, that conservatives are NOT perpetrating these acts against people???
Meanwhile there is still no more news on the Ypsilanti lesbian who was supposedly beaten in a hate crime attack by 3 men on April 1st.
Will the racial insensitivity never end?
When busted, these perps always come up with the same excuse:
She says she only posted the picture at all 'to make a comment about racism,' not to draw attention to herself....
Don't you think just once they could come up with an excuse just a little more original?
Jenkins left a caption on the photo that was uploaded to her Facebook page that read ‘This is what I got as a tip last night...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.’
Then move. May I suggest Red Hampshire? They need more diversity.
A lot of blacks love victim hood. It has proven profitable to many.
Works for me.
IMO the restaurant should not be culpable unless a member of their corporate staff wrote the slur (highly unlikely). And the waitress should be liable only if she wrote the slur. She should not be punished for making it known that it appeared on the receipt.
Her comments make me highly suspicious that she wrote the slur.
Yes, right after they change the name of the Washington Redskins...
The receipt was owned by the restaurant and had confidential information identifying the customer. The restaurant may indeed be liable for this. The customer has made a claim that he never even wrote it, yet he was slandered using this receipt. Sounds like a good legal case to me. Let it move forward.
Good for him, I’m sick of reading these stories concocted by leftists to further their agenda. If it isn’t a racist message then it’s a homophobic one. This is how you fight back: Through their wallet.
We know what Jesse Jackson used to do to white customers.
It’s more subtle now, more insidious, and the effects are nearly impossible to erase. Much more difficult to detect at the point of origin.
Racial warfare by the wait staff, unpunished by management. Red Lobster is currently in the tank, bankruptcy looming. This will not help.
Me, I’ll eat elsewhere for seafood now
No question in my mind...
So then after the completion of a full investigation into this matter in which Miss Jenkins admitted to violating company policy by posting guest information online -- slanderous information at that and benefitting financially to the tune of $10,000 -- she returns to work after months of paid leave with no repercussions.
Unbelievable -- this is a company that needs to be boycotted into bankruptcy.
What’s next? Honky Sack?
Red Lobster is trying to walk on the edge of a razor.
Ohhh — she wrote that slur and everyone knows it because when she lets loose of that receipt after it being signed by the customer she never sees it again.
I agree, she should have been fired.
The restaurant hired her back after the investigation. I wonder if he waited until they had demonstrated fully that they didn’t seem to see it as an issue before he decided to prove a point that it is an issue?
Hey, I’m just waiting for the day when we judge a lobster not on the color of its shell, but on the content of its tail.
In my opinion the person who wrote it is the only one to be held responsible. As far as releasing confidential information on the receipt that identified the customer, I don’t think the restaurant said this proved that he wrote the slur. If they contended it did, they should be held liable.But releasing the information also gave the customer the opportunity to deny, with supporting evidence (the handwriting analysis), that he was not responsible for the slur.
“The restaurant hired her back after the investigation.”
Eric Holder moonlighting?
If she wrote the slur (and I too believe she did) then she should be sued. Red Lobster is only included in the suit for their deep pockets.
I have no idea what happened here, but just more on a general note.... the science of hand writing is truly BONK
Both of them will have hand writing “experts” to say whatever they want them to say ,if it ever came to trial
The problem is, the news media reports the slur, the customer is judged guilty, and their reputation is ruined. It is very hard to unring a bell. That is why suing is a good answer. Punish and prevent the next hoaxer, or at lest make them think twice.
She still works for the restaurant AFTER they found she posted the receipt in violation of company policy. That makes the restaurant complicit in slandering the customer. Let’s go to trial and sort it out.
i do not even understand her excuse... and if she believes him when he says he didn't write the slur, who does she think did? who does she say she thinks did? and i also do not understand the fundraising thing for her... why would people send her money? or even set up a fund for her? so weird...
I agree hiring the waitress back makes the restaurant complicit in the slander, providing there is strong evidence, more than circumstantial, that she wrote the slur.
Haven’t heard of HER submitting her handwriting for analysis. That would be an interesting comparison. After all, who else had handled it?
She was probably hired back out of fear that the Rev Al and Jesse Hijackson would descend on them if they didn’t.
I haven't read any mention of it. That definitely should have been done.
Most likely that’s it, but the company still has to answer for it. I already avoid the overpriced place. Seafood is better at our local Greek diner anyway.
Almost every one of these incidents turns out to be a hoax perpetrated by the so-call "victim." I'm going to go with the trend and say that in all probability the black waitress wrote it on the reciept
“Havent heard of HER submitting her handwriting for analysis.”
Was it in cursive?
any freeper lawyers wantr to have some fun? I want to file a suit against “Cracker Barrel” “Nabisco Crackers” and Womder “White Bread”
They all worked/wanted to work for Dan Rather's CBS?
I recall the word was printed, not cursive.
“A lot of blacks love victim hood. It has proven profitable to many.”
I have picked cotton side by side with black people, I have worked for black people, I have employed black people, I have dined with black people at their house and mine, I have gone on trips with black people. I have gone to church with black people. I have served in the Navy with black people. I have been treated by black doctors and nurses. I have been helped by kind hearted black people who didn’t know me from Adam and I have returned the favor. I can say one thing for certain, black people are far more likely to bring up the subject of race than almost any white person I know.
White males deserve a little more respect. IMO the waitress doesn’t believe this. It would be interesting to follow this case. I wonder if we’ll hear more. The $10k the waitress received won’t go very far in lawyer’s fees. But that’s the American way.
A hunnerd bucks sez she is the mad pooper of Ypsi.
We've got enough of a problem with liberals from Massachusetts and New York moving here to get away from what they have made their own states into. How about Vermont, they welcome liberals there.
But we could use some solid conservatives from Tennessee, they would enjoy our mountains, hunting, and small town spirit.
Red Lobster was sold the other week, by the same firm that also owns Olive Garden.
Red Lobster will pay dearly for this —
I’m betting that she printed her job application and that “N” and other ‘igger” letters are on that application as plain as day.
Discovery will be a b***h —
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