When I think of Waffle House, I think of breakfast. I don't think of sex tapes and blackmail and secret affairs. But, I guess I wasn't aiming high enough, because Waffle House seems to have so much more to offer. In what's turning into a pretty weird and vicious game of he-said/she-said, the Waffle House CEO accused of sexually harassing his housekeeper for a decade says she's crying wolf. However, he may have been caught on tape. D'oh.
Lawyers for the woman, who alleges that Waffle House CEO Joe Rogers Jr. sexually harassed her and forced her to perform sex acts to keep her job for nearly a decade, turned over DVDs she made in secret. Meanwhile, Rogers is calming that the woman tried to extort millions from him and is crying blackmail and claiming everything was consensual. Whaaaaat? Pass the maple syrup, please. Looks like things are just getting started.
When the allegations surfaced last week, it painted a pretty sleazy picture of the Waffle House exec. The woman says she kept the job (and dealt with his advances) because she was a single mother and had to take care of her son. Now that he's got a college scholarship, she could speak up. My heart went out to the woman.
Rogers is claiming she said yes all along and that she and her lawyers sent a threatening blackmail letter, which certainly complicates the picture. But ... but why would she turn over sex tapes to the courts, tapes that are being kept private for now, if they didn't support her claims? That doesn't really make sense. Why would you turn over tapes that would ruin your case against someone who, if guilty, abused his authority and his power in such a disgusting way?
You wouldn't. Would you? I'm also so curious to know what's in this letter Rogers claims he was sent that he's calling "extortion."
I know we're all innocent until proven guilty, but this story totally skeeves me out. Shudder. But I kind of can't wait to see what happens next.
Do you think the sex tapes will prove that Waffle House CEO Joe Rogers Jr. is guilty or innocent?
What do you make of all the sex scandals in the news recently?
What the waffle guy did was horrific and sexist and down right wrong. If the allgations are true he should lose his position on the company and maybe even go to jail if there's enough evidence against him.
As for the rest of the scandals, I don't care what consenting adults do with each other.
by annabl1970November 16, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Reminds me the case of Strauss-Kahn.
Lady wants some pay...
November 16, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Don't care. Sex = payout for someone when it goes public. I don't believe half of what I read and less of what I `hear'.
by FromAtoZNovember 16, 2012 at 12:08 PM
You play, you pay.
Or at least you should.
It is amazing that sexual harrassment, to this extent of demanding 'favors', still exist today. when I was in college, I worked for a car dealership and 90% of the mgt and sales reps were sexist pigs. It was AWFUL, so I know this type of stuff exists. What I dont' understand is having sex against your will for year. Who does that? She could have threatened to go to the cops to get it stop and if they would have fired her, she would have a HUGE case. This almost sounds like a woman scorned to me. Also, if he wasn't aware of being videotaped, she is will face felony charges for illegal videotaping.
As for the generals....dear heavens make it all stop! I think the rest of world looks at us with so much disgust that we make such a huge deal out of affairs. Yes, they are immoral, but at the end of the day, there were 2 consenting adults how decided their hormones were more important than their families. i think Jill Kelly and Paula Broadwell are 2 very smart ladies, who used their feminine powers to get exactly what they wanted. Not all women are victims....as well all know, there are many coniving, brilliant women out there who know how to play in a man's world.