Kendall Jenner to Actress-Waitress Blaine Morris: Apologize For Lies About Money-Throwing
Kendall Jenner is furious about a widespread New York Post report in which Blaine Morris, an actress and server at the restaurant Mercer Kitchen, claims Jenner failed to pay her bill and then threw money in Morris’ face.
In fact, she’s now demanding an apology and retraction.
Here’s the sequence of events.
On August 4, Jenner dined at the establishment with pal Hailey Baldwin.
On August 5, in a since-deleted tweet, Morris wrote, “That horrible moment you chase a Kardashian down the street because she forgot to pay her bill to be thrown money in your face.”
On August 10, the New York Post printed an item that quoted Morris’ tweet and alleged Jenner had displayed “diva behavior” at Mercer Kitchen, citing a source who said the 18-year-old reality TV star was unhappy when staff refused to serve her alcohol.
According to the newspaper’s source, Jenner got up and left without paying, Morris ran outside to catch them, and Jenner “took a couple of $20 bills out of her wallet, threw them at the server and walked away.”
Baldwin’s rep immediately denied that version of events.
On Wednesday, Jenner tweeted, “These rumors r absolutely ridiculous! I would never throw money in anyone’s face or act that disrespectfully. I was raised better than that… said it once and I’ll say it again, don’t believe everything you read!”
Now comes word that Jenner’s attorney, Marty Singer, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Morris, alleging that the actress-server provided “false and fabricated statements” that became the basis for stories in the Post and elsewhere.
“As you know, when you waited on my client at Mercer Kitchen last week, there was no issue with service whatsoever,” writes Singer, acknowledging that Jenner and Baldwin “inadvertently forgot to take care of the bill.”
Singer says what happened next bears no resemblance to what Morris tweeted.
The lawyer says Jenner “politely handed [Morris] $40” on a $33 bill, never throwing it in her face.
He adds, “Although you are working as a waitress…I understand that you are also a struggling actress whose credits include a handful of television appearances. You no doubt concocted a fictionalized account of your encounter with my client in order to create publicity for yourself and raise your own public profile.”
Morris, who appeared on the MTV show “Skins,” has not tweeted about the incident since her original, now-deleted message.