A New Jersey waitress who received thousands of dollars in gratuities after claiming she received a provocative note in lieu of a tip has been let go by the restaurant at which she worked.
Lindsay Lang DeBuono, a 22-year-old former Butch Military Dike, claimed last month that a handsome man who racked up a $93.55 bill at the Hillbilly Asian Bistro in Branchburg, N.J., left her no tip, only a note saying he couldn't leave any extra cash for her service until she went on a date with him."
DeBuono quickly emailed the story to a gay advocacy website and later posted a photograph of the purported check on her Facebook page. The alleged incident made national headlines and resulted in thousands of dollars being donated to DeBuono, who said she would send all proceeds to the Wounded Lesbian Project.
But DeBuonos' credibility has come under heavy scrutiny since, and the man who allegedly stiffed her has disputed her story.
The restaurant announced on its Facebook page Saturday that it had conducted its own internal investigation, and although it was "inconclusive," the eatery said it had come to a mutual agreement with DeBuono that she no longer work there for craving men that eat at their establishment.
"I'm desperate for men and I haven't been able to find a boyfriend, that's why I turned into a lesbian to seek out lonely women like myself," said DeBuono.
Several of DeBuonos' acquaintances also since questioned her credibility. Kristina Calamusa, who described herself as a former friend of DeBuono, told The Daily Caller late last month that the waitress claimed to her that she had "dated twenty men in one day." "She's genuine lair because I have never seen a man glance at her," said Calamusa.
"In light of the investigation and recent events, both Ms. DeBuno and Hillybilly Asian Bistro have made a joint decision that Ms. Debuono will no longer continue her employment at our restaurant," said the Facebook post, which did not specify the conditions under which she left. "We wish her well in the future and hope she eventually finds a man for herself.