AT A CHARITY EVENT???
Who in their right… what the… we can't fathom this!
Momma Lohan is being accused of dining and dashing during a charity event, stiffing the charity $2,500!
This all happened at an East Hampton restaurant Andrra where they were attending the Great Bonac Fireworks Show, which benefitted the Clamshell Foundation.
They were apparently given four complimentary tickets to the event.
“They dined and dashed on a $2,500 check and didn’t leave a dime for the waiters. The understanding was they would get four free tickets. Anthony stormed up at the end and said, ‘What is this check for?’ Organizers offered a reduced bill for around $1,100, but then they just upped and left without leaving a tip. When organizers later phoned him to demand payment, Sullivan said, 'My celebrity clients were not happy.’”
Dina’s brother denies this, of course:
“This is a total lie. My written and verbal agreement with Rich Silver was to comp dinner for 8 to 10 guests, six people ate. There was not to be any bill. Then you get a bill for $2,500? Dina was strictly invited as a guest and had nothing to do with paying anything. This is totally false. There is no bill to pay. I paid $500 for drinks, and I will wire a tip tomorrow."
At least he admits the tip stiff.
Of course, Michael Lohan has chimed in:
“It's a shame. I tell Lindsay so often to surround herself with GOOD people and TRIED for years to tell Dina the same. And if you look at the people in this case, they are the same!! The sad part is, these very people are the ones that destroyed our lives as a family. That's why I DON'T surround myself with BAD/negative people and neither does Kate! It’s not in our plans or future. I pray that Dina and Lindsay do the same!”
We're not really sure why anyone asked his opinion on it, but there you have it.
If they were meant to be comp'd, then we don't really see a problem here… other than not tipping is and always will be a no-no.
Waiters and waitresses (including bartenders) work EXTREMELY hard, and totally deserve the help.
[Image via WENN.]