Victim of Fake Receipt Racism Sues Red Lobster

Devin Barnes claims he never wrote the racial slur on the receipt,


This social justice warrior nonsense isn't going to stop until restaurants get serious about incorporating it into their training. And since Red Lobster chose not to fire an employee who revealed a customer's information on the internet, it deserves to lose.

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.

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 happy to live in the proud southern states...God Bless America, land of the free and home of the low class racists of Tennessee.'

In the weeks following Jenkins' posting the photo on the web, the left-wing blog AddictingInfo started an online fundraiser for her that raised more than $10,000 - money Jenkins later said she planned to use to buy a car.

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.

The bigoted receipt thing became a trend, which already made it suspect, there were a number of similar scams. There's an obvious profit motive to these scams. And companies are not going to start doing the right thing about making sure that customer information remains private until they start taking a serious hit.

That means employee training and it may mean other things as well.