The Waffle House sex scandal continues to unfold after the CEO announced he’s nothing more than the victim of extortion, according to NPR.
Waffle House CEO Joseph W. Rogers Jr. explained on Tuesday that his former employee is just trying to squeeze some money out him.
“I am a victim of my own stupidity, but I am not going to be a victim of a crime — extortion,” Rogers said in a recent 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,” the CEO said of the situation, adding that the woman was employed from 2003 to sometime in 2008.
Although the former employee was later rehired by Rogers as house manager, she ultimately quit her job last June. It was around this time that the Waffle House sex scandal kicked into high gear.
Rogers claimed that he received a letter from the woman demanding several million dollars.
“Shortly thereafter, on July 16, 2012, I received a letter from her attorney containing false allegations and strong threats,” Rogers stated. “According to her attorneys, she now wants millions of dollars from me.”
According to the Marietta Daily Journal, 43-year-old My Brooke Brindle alleges she was sexually harassed by Waffle House CEO Joseph W. Rogers Jr. over a period of nine years. The single mom reportedly left the position once her son had obtained a college scholarship.
“As a condition of Brindle’s employment, and against Brindle’s will, Rogers willfully, repeatedly and with specific intent to harm and oppress Brindle, required Brindle to perform sexual services,” the police incident report reads. “Rogers frequently appeared naked in front of Brindle. Rogers treated Brindle as subservient and required Brindle to perform these various sexual acts on him as a condition of her employment.”
Rogers said in the statement that he has apologized to his wife and family for the pain and agony this situation has caused.
“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,” he said.
What do you think about the CEO’s statements regarding the Waffle House sex scandal?