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November 16, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Waffle House CEO Says He's Being Blackmailed, But Accuser Has Secret Sex Tapes

Posted by Jennifer Lawinski

Waffle HouseWhen 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?

Replies

  • mehamil1
    November 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    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. 

  • annabl1970
    November 16, 2012 at 11:17 AM

     Reminds me the case of Strauss-Kahn.

    Lady wants some pay...

  • owl0210
    by owl0210
    November 16, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    I'm not surprised and believe our 24/7 access to media makes it out to be something bigger than it really is. People have been having affairs, being accused of sexual harassment for decades.  

  • Carpy
    by Carpy
    November 16, 2012 at 11:53 AM
    I think it says a lot when a sex scandal is used to divert.
  • frogbender
    November 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Depending on the situation, I think that it's really no one's business. In the case where a husband cheats on his wife, for instance. 

  • gsprofval
    November 16, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    If sex scandals take 4-Start Generals down and they lose their jobs, then the same should apply for members of Congress. That would be a really easy way to get the bozos out on their asses.  It would just be fair.

  • MeAndTommyLee
    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'. 

  • FromAtoZ
    November 16, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    You play, you pay.

    Or at least you should.

  • KenneMaw
    November 16, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    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. 

  • katy_kay08
    November 16, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    I think we have become a nation of tabloid "journalism" and reality television.  Instead of going about our business we have become voyeurs reveling on the misery and pain of strangers.  

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