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David Cohen (left) and John Butters (Photo: John Disney/ALM)

Two attorneys and their client—the former housekeeper for the chairman of Waffle House—are on trial this week in Atlanta on charges that they violated the state’s eavesdropping law by recording a secret sex tape.

A jury was seated Monday in the trial of John Butters, a former Cobb County assistant district attorney, and Marietta lawyer David Cohen over a sex tape that their client and co-defendant, Mye Brindle, recorded during an encounter at the home of Waffle House chairman and then-CEO Joe Rogers Jr.

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R. Robin McDonald

Daily Report reporter R. Robin McDonald's journalism career includes stints as a staff writer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Wichita Eagle, and The Anniston Star and as a trial tracker at CourtTV and CNN. She is the author of two true crime books -- Black Widow: The True Story of the Hilley Poisonings and Secrets Never Lie: The Death of Sara Tokars.

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