A waitress turned author claims she received two generous tips of $1,000 on two separate occasions from conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh — but she couldn’t find it in herself to keep the “blood money.”
Instead, she allegedly donated a “sizable chunk” of Limbaugh’s $2,000 tip to an abortion charity.
Author Merritt Tierce makes the claim in her debut novel “Love Me Back,” in which she tells stories about her experience as a waitress at a fancy Dallas steakhouse.
In a recent interview with the Dallas Morning News, she recalled the two occasions where Limbaugh and his friend, sportscaster Al Michaels, dined at the restaurant and left the massive tips.
“It felt like laundering the money in a good way. He’s such an obvious target for any feminist or sane person. It was really bizarre to me that he gave me $2,000, and he’s evil incarnate in some ways,” she told the paper.
Tierce said she donated a good portion of money to the TEA Fund, a charity that helps fund abortions for low-income women. However, the Dallas Morning News article does not specify how much of Limbaugh’s $2,000 represents a “sizable chunk”
Tierce was reportedly the executive director of the TEA Fund at the time.