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Acworth Woman: Waffle House CEO Forced Me to Perform Sex Acts

The incidents allegedly occurred during her tenure as the executive's personal assistant.

The Atlanta Police Department is investigating allegations that Waffle House CEO Joe W. Rogers Jr. repeatedly forced an Acworth woman to perform sex acts on him during her time as Rogers' personal assistant.

According to the Marietta Daily Journal, which first reported the investigation, Mye Brindle worked out of Rogers' Buckhead home as his assistant from 2003 until May 2012. It was at that Chatham Road home that the 43-year-old Acworth single mother said most of the alleged acts occurred, according to an incident report that the Atlanta Police Department emailed to Acworth Patch.

“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,” Atlanta police wrote in the incident report.

Beginning in 2003, this happened "once or twice a month," Brindle told police.

She was never involved in a romantic relationship with Rogers, but "Brindle endured the sexual harassment and assault by Rogers for a number of years because she could not find work of comparable pay, because her child's father abandoned them, left the country and left Brindle to her son on her own without any financial contribution whatsoever," she told police.

Brindle worked as Rogers' assistant until May, but didn't officially resign until June 29, according to the incident report.

She quit "shortly after her son graduated from high school and was awarded a full athletic scholarship to college, relieving her of certain financial dependency relating to his well-being."

That is when the alleged sex acts stopped, Brindle told police.

More than two months after Brindle resigned, Rogers sued her on Sept. 14 in Cobb County Superior Court. Brindle countered with a suit of her own on Sept. 19 in Fulton County State Court. Both suits are sealed, according to the MDJ. 

Brindle went to the Atlanta Police Department on Sept. 28.

"No charges have been filed," Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said in an email to Acworth Patch. "It is an open investigation." 

Rogers' attorney Robert D. Ingram could not be reached for comment today. In January, Rogers was named to Georgia Trend's list of "100 Most Influential Georgians."

A PDF version of the Atlanta Police Department incident report is under the YouTube clip attached to this story.

Karma November 14, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Looks like you were wrong. He admitted it. Sorry.
erv November 14, 2012 at 02:55 AM
This is very sad
bosh November 14, 2012 at 05:01 PM
he admitted to consentual sex. not a famly man kind of thing but far from illegal and far from harrassment. watch it go away poof. if he had no money it would have already gone away ...a shame
Elisha G November 14, 2012 at 07:02 PM
I'm surprised that so many on this site have not heard of "Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson," The defining case of sexual harassment which the 1st Bush Administration use in amending the 1965 Civil Rights Act (1991 Civil Rights Act, As Amended). This case established the perimeter as to what constitutes "severe or pervasive conduct" which is invariably based on an examination of the totality of circumstances. Moreover, in gauging the totality of circumstances, the courts typically focus on some or all of the following four factors: 1) the level of offensiveness of the unwelcome acts or words; 2) the frequency or pervasiveness of the offensive encounters; 3) the total length of time over which the encounters occurred what constituted sexual harassment in a management/employee relationship. The Supreme Court has also found found, " that even if an employee engaged in what appears as consensual sex with someone who holds hire/fire authority over the employee, the employer through vacarious liability, can still be found guilty of sexual harassment. Based on the fact, that many employees, and especially women, are in fear of losing their jobs, to such an extent, that many will go along with the acts of harassment. Just because an employee appears to have voluntary engaged in consensual sex or acts, is may not be probative in an affirmative defense. Read the case, you can find i
Elisha G November 14, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Waffle House CEO Forced Me to Perform Sex Acts, I submit the following argument: I'm surprised that so many on the web have not heard of "Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson," Every women should know this case by heart or memory. This is the defining case of sexual harassment which the 1st Bush Administration use in amending the 1965 Civil... Rights Act (1991 Civil Rights Act, As Amended). This case established the perimeter as to what constitutes "severe or pervasive conduct" which is invariably based on an examination of the totality of circumstances. Moreover, in gauging the totality of circumstances, the courts typically focus on some or all of the following four factors: 1) the level of offensiveness of the unwelcome acts or words; 2) the frequency or pervasiveness of the offensive encounters; 3) the total length of time over which the encounters occurred what constituted sexual harassment in a management/employee relationship.

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