Joe Rogers, the CEO of Waffle House, said that a former employee who he had consensual sex with is trying to blackmail him.
The former female employee said Rogers demanded she do sexual things with him or else she'd lose her job. She claimed he even tried to force sex on her despite her repeated protests.
The woman is his former housekeeper and he claims she's lying, saying:
"I am a victim of my own stupidity, but I am not going to be a victim of a crime - extortion. 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 woman apparently has videos of their intimate encounters, and Rogers' lawyers claim that in Georgia, it's illegal to film someone when they expect privacy and don't consent to being filmed.
But what's on the tapes?
Consensual sex acts, filmed for blackmail purposes? Or a woman trying to catch her sexual assaulter on tape??
The woman's lawyers said:
"We understand he's obviously trying to spin his wrongful actions in some positive light. We believe attempting to attack the victim will only make matters worse and that the parties just need to let a jury decide the issues. Our position and facts as they have evolved thus far are stated in our verified counterclaim filed in the courthouse, which is part of the record unsealed by the court today."
We guess we'll just have to wait and see what the courts decide.
Let's hope justice is served!
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