White Red Lobster customer denies writing ‘N-word’ on receipt for black waitress

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A racial fiasco at Red Lobster has become a battle of “he say/she say.” As previously reported, Toni Jenkins, a black waitress at a Red Lobster in Nashville, said that she served a white couple who were rude to her.

They eventually told Jenkins to put all of their food in a to-go box. When Jenkins returned to get the receipt, she found the words, “none n–r” scribbled on the paper. She posted the receipt on Facebook and the post was shared thousands of times. Jenkins was also suspended by Red Lobster for posting the picture on Facebook.

Now the attorney for the white customer who allegedly wrote the ‘N-word’ is speaking out. Richard Dugger claims that his client, Devin Barnes, didn’t write the racial slur. Barnes admits to writing “none” and his signature, however.

Barnes said that he and his wife has received threats and Dugger hopes to hire a handwriting specialist to uncover who actually wrote the racial slur.

Jenkins stands by her claim that Barnes wrote the slur. Red Lobster has investigated the incident and Jenkins will return to work this week.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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