Waffle House denies waitress $1,000 tip. She gets it back.

Waffle House denied a waitress a $1,000 left for her on Mother's Day because it was left on a credit card. But after Waffle House denied the waitress the $1,000 tip, the customer gave it back in the form of a check. 

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 A Waffle House waitress has received a $1,000 Mother's Day tip directly from her customer after the restaurant refused to give it to her because it was left on a credit card.

Shaina Brown was working the night shift in Raleigh when a man left her the tip. But the Waffle House denied the waitress the $1,000 tip and tells The Raleigh News & Observer (http://bit.ly/1hEUWgk ) that it refunds large tips unless they're paid by cash or check to avoid disputes about charges.

Brown tells WTVD-TV in Raleigh (http://tinyurl.com/oax5mba) she was humiliated when the restaurant refused to give her the money.

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She says she got a call last week from her customer, who wants to remain anonymous. She says he had heard about her problems and wrote her a check directly.

Brown calls the man a hero.

It was the second bit of trouble for the restaurant this week. 

The CEO of Waffle House says in a lawsuit that his former housekeeper's lawyers tried to extort millions of dollars from him to keep quiet about sexual contact between the two.

The woman's lawyers told the Daily Report they were just making a settlement demand.

The suit filed last month is the latest step in a legal battle between Joe Rogers Jr. and the woman who worked as his housekeeper. The woman has accused Rogers of forcing her to perform sex acts to keep her job.

The suit accuses lawyers David Cohen, Hylton Dupree and John Butters of scheming with their client to make an illegal video in an attempt to extort money from Rogers.

The Associated Press does not generally identify alleged victims of sexual assault.

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