The Waffle house, of all places, is embroiled in a sex scandal. Actually, the CEO of the Waffle House is at the heart of the Waffle House sex scandal.
The as of yet unidentified woman, who was allegedly his housekeeper, has made the allegations, in papers filed in Atlanta, against Waffle House CEO, Joseph Rogers Jr, reports ABC News.
She says that the abuse was called “sexual donations” and had been going on for 3 years.
Three years! That’s a long time to wait.
Let’s get something straight right away. If there is any truth to the Waffle House Sex Scandal then I hope CEO Joseph Rogers, Jr. is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
With that said, there are portions of this story that are bothersome.
I’ll admit that it is difficult for me to imagine being sexually harassed. In my day, I’ve had a few issues however I am an outgoing type of person who is known to be “tough”.
Managing a large staff for years, I know firsthand that, even in this day and age, sexual harassment can and does occur.
Still, to wait 3 years to contact a lawyer seems a bit odd, especially if the circumstances that Rogers describes are accurate.
Rogers said that the sexual relationship was consensual.
In a written statement, Rogers said,
I am a victim of my own stupidity, but I am not going to be a victim of a crime – extortion
Rogers said that he had sex with his housekeeper infrequently. He also says that she worked for him for 5 five years for 15 hours a week and that he had let her go.
He then allegedly rehired her as his house manager and she then quit her job, obtained a lawyer and now wants millions of dollars.
Is this a case of a woman looking for a big payday, or is this a case of a woman who was truly harassed and in fear of losing her job if she did not comply with her employer’s sexual demands.
Here is Rogers’ full statement,
Over an almost eight year period when I was separated, single and re-married, I had a series of infrequent consensual sexual encounters with my housekeeper. That was wrong of me and I am very sorry for the pain and embarrassment I’ve caused my wife and family. There is no excuse for what I have done.
My housekeeper started working with me in 2003, and was working fifteen hours per week when she was let go at the end of 2008. She then re-applied and was re-hired as my house manager in late 2009, where she worked until she quit her job in June of this year. Shortly thereafter, on July 16, 2012, I received a letter from her attorney containing false allegations and strong threats. According to her attorneys, she now wants millions of dollars from me.
I am a victim of my own stupidity, but I am not going to be a victim of a crime – extortion. I shared the threatening blackmail letter with my wife and we engaged attorneys to investigate the situation. On September 14, 2012, I initiated court proceedings and my former housekeeper and her attorneys have responded with false allegations, including filing a false Police Report.
As personally embarrassing as this situation is for me, I am committed to the legal and law enforcement process to expose the motives of my former housekeeper and her attorneys.
I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co workers for my personal behavior and will work hard to regain their trust and respect.
It could go either way at this point and we will all have wait until all the evidence is presented.