Red Lobster waitress gets huge 'tip' following alleged racial slur

Waitress Toni Christina Jenkins says a customer wrote the n-word on a receipt. (Facebook)

Waitress Toni Christina Jenkins says a customer wrote the n-word on a receipt. (Facebook)

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A Tennessee Red Lobster waitress has received a huge tip from a group of strangers after she said she experienced racism on the job.

Last month, Toni Christina Jenkins, 19, claimed a customer wrote "none" under the tip section of his bill and wrote the N-word for the total.

She posted a picture of the bill on Facebook, saying, “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.”

The customer, Devin Barnes, has publicly denied using the racial epithet -- although he admits writing "none" -- and has hired a lawyer, according to the New York Daily News.

The story went viral, prompting both support for and threats to Jenkins, who was temporarily suspended from her job.

A California man set up a fundraising page for Jenkins that raised more than $10,000.


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