Waffle House Chairman Claims He Was Blackmailed by Housekeeper


"On June 29, 2012 she sent Rogers a resignation letter informing him that she could no longer suffer the indignities and dehumanization of his actions," the police report said. "She placed the resignation letter in Defendant's sock drawer in an effort to spare Rogers' wife from pain and humiliation."

The woman's attorney David Cohen did not respond to request for comment.

Waffle House spokesman Pat Warner told ABCNews.com that the woman was Roger's former housekeeper and was not employed by Waffle House Inc. Warner also said that earlier this year, Rogers transitioned from Waffle House chairman and CEO to just chairman. He directed further questions to Roger's attorney Robert Ingram who did not respond to request for comment.

"This is a private matter for Joe Rogers and his family and doesn't involve Waffle House," Warner said.

No charges have been filed against Rogers and police are investigating the matter, according to the AP. Attorneys for both parties are expected to be in court on Wednesday afternoon.

The Waffle House chain was started in the 1950s by Rogers' father Joe Rogers, Sr. in Decatur, Ga., and has over 1,500 restaurants. It is privately held.

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