Devin Barnes, a Franklin, TN man, is suing a local Red Lobster after a server released a picture of his receipt containing his personal information on a social media website back in September. Barnes went into the restaurant last September, but was in a hurry so he asked for his meal to-go. On his receipt, he wrote "none" in the tip line. He was later alerted by a friend that a picture of the receipt was posted on social media, but contained a racial slur, which the server alleges Barnes wrote himself. Barnes says that he has a handwriting expert waiting to testify that it was NOT Barnes who wrote the racial slur.
The server, Toni Jenkins, received about $11,000 in donations after the social media posting last year. Barnes is asking for a jury trial and $1 million in damages.