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Lesbian waitress behind viral tip story also lied about serving in Afghanistan, brain cancer: report

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ, November 28, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Former friends and acquaintances of the New Jersey lesbian waitress who claimed she was stiffed on a tip because she was gay, say that evidence Dayna Morales made up the whole story isn’t surprising: she has a long history of fabricating similar, and even more elaborate, stories about herself.

“She lies about everything,” said Samantha Reidy, former lesbian partner of Morales, to The Journal News

Morales claimed that a couple she served handed her a receipt with no tip and a scribbled note which said, "I'm sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and how you live your life.” She posted a photo of the receipt to a gay-themed Facebook page, and it was picked up by the media, after which her story went viral.

Morales received a flood of support, including up to $3,000 cash that she said would be donated to Wounded Warrior Project. 

But Morales’ story began to unravel when the couple, recognizing the much-publicized restaurant receipt as their own, came forward with evidence that they had left a tip, and saying they had left no such note. They produced a credit card statement that appeared to validate the story, showing the cost of the meal plus a 20 percent tip.

Former co-workers and friends have now come forward with accounts of the elaborate lies that they say Morales tells to get attention and sympathy. 

Morales’ alleged stories include telling co-workers that she had shaved her head in preparation for her upcoming brain-cancer treatment, reported NBC 4 New York. Former co-worker Jacqie Fitzpatrick said that instead of getting any treatment, Morales leaned on the story to get co-workers at a Cheesecake Factory in Nyack, N.Y. to perform her responsibilities. 

Morales allegedly told co-workers from a daycare that Superstorm Sandy had hurled a boat through her living room wall, reported The Journal News. But when friends investigated, they found no such damage.

“Every story she comes up with has a lie,” said Julie Howat, a former acquaintance of Morales 

Howat related how Morales loved to tell people her war story, where as a Marine she said she was sent to Afghanistan and survived an explosion that killed her entire platoon, leaving her the sole survivor. 

But spokesman for the Marines, Major Shawn Haney, said in an email to The Journal News that while Morales did serve in the Marine Reserve Corps, she was dishonorably discharged in May after not showing up for drills.

“There is no indication of combat service in Iraq or Afghanistan,” he wrote. 

Another acquaintance told The Daily Caller News Foundation that Morales once related how her dad raped her and got her pregnant. When no child appeared, Morales allegedly said that cervical cancer had infected the baby and killed him.

Morales has denied fabricating the writing on the receipt, saying she does not know how it appeared. 

LifeSiteNews.com reported on Tuesday a growing list of hate-crime hoaxes perpetrated by the LGBT movement on a populace sympathetic to the rally cry of “homophobia” and “discrimination”. 

The Gallop Asian Bistro, which at first defended Morales, is now running its own investigation.

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