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Waffle House Chairman Files Lawsuit in Ongoing Sex Scandal

Waffle House restaurants chairman of the board Joe Rogers Jr. has sued three Georgia attorneys claiming they helped his former housekeeper record sexual encounters with him in an effort to extort money.

Waffle House restaurants chairman of the board Joe Rogers Jr. has sued three Georgia attorneys claiming they helped his former housekeeper record sexual encounters with him in an effort to extort money. File|Patch
Waffle House restaurants chairman of the board Joe Rogers Jr. has sued three Georgia attorneys claiming they helped his former housekeeper record sexual encounters with him in an effort to extort money. File|Patch

Waffle House restaurants chairman of the board Joe Rogers Jr. has sued three Georgia attorneys claiming they helped his former housekeeper record sexual encounters with him in an effort to extort money, Courthouse News Service reported Monday.

The housekeeper, Mye Brindle of Acworth, reportedly used a spy camera to record she and Rogers having sex at his house, reports the Atlanta Business Chronicle. As a part-time housekeeper from 2003 until 2012, Brindle made 15 audio recordings of sexual encounters, and kept a towel that had Rogers’ DNA on it, according to court documents.

The lawyers Rogers is suing are David M. Cohen, Hylton B. Dupree Jr. and John C. Butters, says the Business Chronicle.

A year ago, a Cobb County Superior Court judge found that Cohen and Butters sent their client, Brindle, to a private investigator who told her how to set up a “spy camera” in Rogers’ bedroom, says the business publication. The judge ruled Brindle violated Rogers’ privacy when she recorded their sexual encounter.

Brindle, who claimed to be Rogers’ former personal assistant from 2009 to 2012, accused him of sexually harassing her and of demanding sex from her in order to keep her job, reports the Courthouse News Service. Rogers claims Brindle had consensual sex with him over the years and often initiated it.

In her complaint, Brindle said in order to keep her job she had to buy pornography, lingerie and sex toys and engaged in “physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature” with Rogers, says the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She also alleged that several other women have been subjected to “predatory sexual actions” by Rogers; those names have not been released.

Rogers gave up his post as CEO of the Norcross-based restaurant chain after Brindle’s complaint surfaced, but continues as the company’s chairman of the board.

He filed a countersuit saying Brindle was attempting to blackmail him with the threat of disclosing the video of his sexual encounters, according to the Courthouse News Service. The video was shot illegally, Rogers’ attorney says, without his knowledge or consent.

Rogers’ lawsuit seek punitive damages for invasion of privacy, civil conspiracy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, RICO violations, aiding and abetting breach of confidential relationship and negligence, the news service says.

>>>Read the full Courthouse News Service report on the various lawsuits here.

Marie N. June 10, 2014 at 07:28 AM
she did this for how long??? sounds like a set-up to me...if she did not want to have sex with him why did she not quit and file sexual harassment charges then...noooo...does this for several years with a lawyer's advice? They should lose their licenses and she should go to jail. I do hope he learned his lesson. Does not say if he was married, I hope not for any wife's concern of disease. Hmm, wonder if she was also doing the lawyers...What people will do for money.
Octo Slash June 10, 2014 at 08:23 AM
The only person I see who's been proven to have done anything ILLEGAL is Mye Brindle. Just because the guy's a horny old fart does not make him a sexual batterer. This was an obvious setup and she should be punished. But of course, she won't be, because she's a female.
Lone Stranger June 10, 2014 at 09:12 AM
The whole deal is just kinda gross.
Lone Stranger June 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Just when you thought this could not get any worse.... The Charlotte Observer is reporting that a Waffle House waitress got a $1000.00 tip from a customer. However Waffle House wont let her keep it. They sent it back to the customer. Per the article the customer confirmed the whole story. I would say that Waffle House is giving new meaning to the term Waffle. I don't plan on ever going back. Ripping off waitresses is not something Im going to support.
Jon Mahr June 10, 2014 at 11:09 AM
Let us agree that media reports of this opera in need of soap do not star paragons of virtue. The erstwhile CEO comes across like Putin. And, assuming that there are uncorrupted Elders of the Bar, what can they think of lawyers who send a client to acquire a camera and expertise to record her prospective congress with one later to be styled. if she is successful, as misusing power ? As for the female who successfully demonstrated expertise in more than photography, what is there to say ?,

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