A writing expert exonerated Devin Barnes. (Daily Mail)
Devin Barnes is suing Red Lobster and the waitress that waited on him after he was falsely accused of writing “n*gger” on a take-out order receipt.
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Barnes is suing Red Lobster and Christina Jenkins for one milion dollars
The Daily Mail reported:
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.
In Barnes’ suit, filed in Williamson County Circuit Court, he claims Jenkins slandered him by misusing his personal information, and that Red Lobster’s ‘willful and malicious … omissions to act’ by failing to prevent Jenkins from using his name and information ‘to gain publicity and money’ has caused lasting damage to his reputation.
On the receipt, a photo of which was posted on Facebook and Youtube in September by the 19-year-old waitress, the line designated for a tip read ‘none.’ On the line for the total, it read ‘n***er.’
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 night…so happy to live in the proud southern states…God Bless America, land of the free and home of the low class racists of Tennessee.’
Barnes’ signature is visible in the photo directly below the offensive slur.
In the weeks following Jenkins’ posting the photo on the web, the left-wing blog AddictingInfo.org started an online fundraiser for her that raised more than $10,000 – money Jenkins later said she planned to use to buy a car.
Barnes admits that he didn’t tip Jenkins, but says he didn’t tip her because the order was a takeout order – but he adamant that he never wrote the slurs on the receipt, and even hired a hand-writing analyst to take analyze the receipt.