Amber Lynn Gilles complained about the worker in a Facebook post last month, posting a picture of the man in one of the coffee giant’s San Diego locations who denied her service for not following the county’s coronavirus guidelines.
“Meet lenen from Starbucks who refused to serve me cause I’m not wearing a mask. Next time I will wait for cops and bring a medical exemption,” she wrote in the now-deleted post.
Generous readers opened their wallets to support the worker, Lenin Gutierrez, raising more than $105,400 in “tips” for him through GoFundMe.
Gilles brought two documents to the outlet to prove her exemption. One document was a pelvic exam
from 2015, reporting a “probable exophytic fibroid arising from the anterior wall of the uterus measuring 2.9 cm size,” and “simple 2.5 cm left ovarian cyst.”
A second was a handwritten note on letterhead from a local chiropractor
, reading, “Amber has underlying breath conditions that prevent her from wearing a mask or any type of facial covering whatsoever. Please contact me if have any questions.”
Gilles said she was not remorseful at all for her post and that she has started her own GoFundMe to raise money for legal fees should she decide to sue.