Red Lobster waitress who found racial slur instead of tip gets $10K from online fundraiser

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Josh DeVine, WSMV

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WSMV) - A Tennessee waitress who received a racial slur instead of a tip said she considers the whole thing a blessing.

A few weeks ago, when someone wrote the N-word on a ticket at her table, she went public to press the issue.

"I'm thankful for the people around me who told me to take a stand and attempt to make a difference," she said.

Her decision brought criticism.

Some suspected she faked it, especially when the customer - through his attorney - denied writing the slur.

When the story went viral, a man in California took action and posted the details on the website

People donated to the fund called "Tips for Toni."

And late last week, Jenkins received a check for more than $10,000.



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