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Did a black waitress fake the "none **********" tip?

Old 10-19-13, 12:00 PM
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Did a black waitress fake the "none **********" tip?

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Remember in September when we showed you a picture of a Red Lobster receipt that had the words “None Ni**er” written on it? If you missed the original story, you can see it here.

Well we’ve got an update today.

The man accused of writing the words on the receipt, Devin Barnes, went to his attorney, who also happens to be his pastor, and asked how he should deal with the accusations he’s facing. Barnes maintained he did not write the words on the receipt, but didn’t know how he could prove it. In the meantime, he’s faced a slew of threats from the public.

"It's been horrific. I mean, I just have been getting all these threats and everything," he said.

His attorney, Richard Dugger, hired a handwriting expert to compare the writing found on the receipt with other writing samples provided by Barnes. According to Dugger, the expert says the writing is not a match.

"There is no evidence that neither Devin Barnes nor his wife wrote that hideous statement on the line total, which means that someone else did," Dugger said.

“I didn't do this," Barnes said. "I just asked my parents, 'Why is this happening to me?' I mean, I didn't do nothing. Me and my wife were just trying to go out to eat, have a nice time."

Toni Jenkins, the waitress who served Barnes and his wife on the night the receipt was left, recently did an interview with Nashville news station WSMV. Jenkins says she posted a picture of the receipt not to draw attention to herself, but to make a statement about racism. Jenkins found widespread support online as her story circulated around the country, and a crowd-funding site raised $10,000 in “tips” for her.

It is still not clear who wrote the shameful words on the receipt. Writing samples from Barnes have circulated around the web, however. Compare the writing on the receipt to the writing on the letter below and let us know what you think:



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Old 10-19-13, 12:29 PM
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Looks like different handwriting.

I think that someone was fishing for a viral story.
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He admits to writing "none", so looks like the waitress may have decided to exact some revenge on a non-tipper.
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Re: Did a black waitress fake the "none **********" tip?

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Jenkins says she posted a picture of the receipt not to draw attention to herself, but to make a statement about racism.
Hi, I think we already know racism exists, dumbass.

Also hope she takes a good portion of her "tips" from this publicity stunt and gives it to charity for low income families.
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Oh, good. We've already decided that not only was this faked, but it was faked by the waitress. And, we've made sure to point out in the thread title that the waitress is black.

The fact that that the handwriting expert hired by the guy accused of racism backs up the story of the guy who hired him isn't too surprising.
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Yeah, JasonF isn't racist because he doubts this new story. Fuck, now I have to go even further than him to show the world that I also am not a racist.

Well, he may not have written it, but I'm sure he was thinking it. He even has a pastor. You know he is a racist.
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It's a conspiracy, maaannnnn.
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Old 10-19-13, 02:19 PM
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Not that giving DVDTalkers a safe space to bemoan the systemic oppression of white people isn't an admirable goal in and of itself, but I thought we were trying to be more than a blog clipping service here?
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Yeah I'm not buying her story. At all. There's enough REAL racism out there (despite a crowd of disenfranchised white guys claiming otherwise) that we don't need this kind of home-brewed bullshit. Shame on her.
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Why did he stiff the waitress?
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Oh, good. We've already decided that not only was this faked, but it was faked by the waitress. And, we've made sure to point out in the thread title that the waitress is black.

The fact that that the handwriting expert hired by the guy accused of racism backs up the story of the guy who hired him isn't too surprising.
Are you saying a Hispanic female waitress would have wrote N***er on the receipt to further her cause.

Kinda doubt it, bro.
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Jenkins found widespread support online as her story circulated around the country, and a crowd-funding site raised $10,000 in “tips” for her.
Fuck standing at the end of an intersection. Just fake some shit like this and get paid !
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Are you saying a Hispanic female waitress would have wrote N***er on the receipt to further her cause.

Kinda doubt it, bro.
No, I'm observing that Traxan titled his post in a way to highlight the fact that the waitress in the story is black. I assume he did that for a reason. What that reason is, I can't say.

And again, I will note that not only have you gone all-in on the assumption that the customer didn't write the epithet, you have jumped straight to assuming the waitress did it. Even if you assume it wasn't the customer, how do you know it wasn't some other staff member or customer in the restaurant?
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No, I'm observing that Traxan titled his post in a way to highlight the fact that the waitress in the story is black. I assume he did that for a reason. What that reason is, I can't say.

And again, I will note that not only have you gone all-in on the assumption that the customer didn't write the epithet, you have jumped straight to assuming the waitress did it. Even if you assume it wasn't the customer, how do you know it wasn't some other staff member or customer in the restaurant?
Well, either it was the waitress or the customer. If someone else does it prior to presentation, the the waitress or customer see it. I suppose one could argue that they left the tab on the table and then someone else came over and filled that in. Seems like more of a stretch, though.

As far as noting that the waitress was black, it seems like something not needed, but I don't see why it is a shock to see it in the title either. I think we would all assume that is the N word came out, it was used towards a black person.
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The fact that that the handwriting expert hired by the guy accused of racism backs up the story of the guy who hired him isn't too surprising.
It'd certainly have carried more weight if the handwriting expert were identified by name and perhaps if he directly contributed a statement instead of being quoted second-hand. (...although, honestly, I don't know how someone with at least one functioning eye couldn't see that this was written by someone else. I'm not saying definitively that the waitress did it, although she's obviously the most likely culprit.)

It seems kind of odd to me that you're accusing other people of assigning guilt based on little-to-no evidence when you're basically doing the same thing.
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Why did he stiff the waitress?
It was a take out order.
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As far as noting that the waitress was black, it seems like something not needed, but I don't see why it is a shock to see it in the title either. I think we would all assume that is the N word came out, it was used towards a black person.
It just rubbed me the wrong way. Here was this alleged racial incident that, as far as I can tell, got very little attention and none around here at all. At least not when it was initially thought to be a customer calling a waitress a racial epithet. But as soon as there's a story suggesting the waitress made it up, we have to post a thread about it and let everyone know the black waitress is a lying liar? Like dork suggested, it just seemed like another occasion of DVDTalkers bemoaning the systematic oppression of white people.
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It seems kind of odd to me that you're accusing other people of assigning guilt based on little-to-no evidence when you're basically doing the same thing.
I'm not assigning guilt to anybody. It could have been the customer. It could have been the waitress. Hell, like I said, it could have been the busboy, or the customer sitting at the next table. Ultimately, I don't even care, and if the waitress breaks down and confesses that she faked the whole thing, then I won't be particularly surprised. I just didn't like that we have a thread that is essentially an opportunity to stand up and shout "Hey, look everybody! False accusation of racism by a black person!" And, I was pointing out, the evidence for "false" isn't exactly iron-clad at this point.
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No, I'm observing that Traxan titled his post in a way to highlight the fact that the waitress in the story is black. I assume he did that for a reason. What that reason is, I can't say.

And again, I will note that not only have you gone all-in on the assumption that the customer didn't write the epithet, you have jumped straight to assuming the waitress did it. Even if you assume it wasn't the customer, how do you know it wasn't some other staff member or customer in the restaurant?
Actually, I'm not entirely assuming the waitress did it. I just find it interesting we have some people who want to BROADCAST A MESSAGE WE ALREADY KNOW in order to get some kind of sympathy, attention, more likes on Facebook, or whatever.

Hek, if somebody wrote "Cracker Don't Tip" on my receipt, I'd laugh and throw the receipt away. Then come back and request the same waiter/waitress, and then tip them nothing again.

Why publicize this, is my question. All of us deal with assholes, and I think most of us deal with them and the situation without getting the entire fucking country involved.

So, accordingly, I am suspicious. This woman is obviously on the track to wanting attention because for some reason she thinks racism isn't in the media enough, so there's motive right there.

Not saying she did it, but there's sure a nice juicy motive.

The guy might be lying as well. I'm not saying he isn't.
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Why publicize this, is my question.
From what I can tell, she posted it to her Facebook page and it went viral.
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Fuck standing at the end of an intersection. Just fake some shit like this and get paid !
You sir, are a racist!
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It was a take out order.
Does anyone tip on a takeout order? I know I generally don't, but maybe it's just because I white.
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The time I've tipped for a take-out order was when the restaurant put all my stuff in a nice box, very neatly, and even put pieces of foam to prevent the food from spilling while on its way home.
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If they went way above and beyond I would tip for take-out, otherwise I just write "NONE".
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I usually put a slash through the tip line if it's take-out.

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Actually, it looks like a slash, but it's really tiny writing that says the full gamut of racial slurs.
But, really, it's
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a picture of this dude. I keep multiple copies in my wallet.

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