Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sues parents of one of his sexual assault victims
Fourth Estate Staff
Denver, CO, United States (4E) – The former Subway pitchman, Jared Fogle , sued the parents of one of his sexual assault victims as he believes that her parents are to be blamed for the victim’s emotional distress.
Fogle is now serving 16 years behind bars in federal prison after the parents of an Indiana girl filed a lawsuit against him for injuries from his invasion of privacy and negligence. The friend of Fogle , Russell Taylor, was sentenced to 27 years after he was found guilty of secretly recording the Indiana girl and other females changing clothes and bathing at his home for more than four years. The recorded images were then distributed to Fogle .
He pleaded guilty last year to viewing the tapes recorded in Taylor’s home and was convicted later for having sex with minors. Fogle has paid $100,000 to each of his 14 victims but the parents of the girl originally asked for $150,000 in damages related to the crimes of the former Subway pitchman.
Fogle and his legal team then filed a motion to name the Indiana girl’s parents as defendants. The motion was filed on Thursday and said that the couple, who are divorced, caused or significantly contributed to the injuries and damages of the Indiana girl due to their actions.
Fogle added in his lawsuit that the parents caused the girl to have depression because they would get drunk and fight then argue with the girl. The convicted pedophile said that the parents should be held responsible for the Indiana girl’s substance abuse and suicidal thoughts. He also said that the Indiana girl engaged in sex with multiple partners. Fogle is now requesting that the parents of the Indiana girl be held liable for her emotional distress and all other relief the court deems proper.
In some texts uncovered by investigators, Fogle said that he craved to have intercourse with 14 and 15-year-olds. He added that he was willing to pay hundreds of dollars for it to happen.
Fogle will not be eligible for parole until 2029.