Jared Fogle Suing Victim’s Parents

Jared Fogle
Jared Fogle on Aug. 28, 2014 in New York City. Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

Jared Fogle is suing the parents of one of his female victims. According to documents obtained by Us Weekly, Fogle filed a motion on Thursday, September 1, in the U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, arguing that his victim’s parents are to blame for her “destructive behaviors.”

As previously reported by Us Weekly, Fogle was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in prison on child pornography charges in November 2015. In March 2016, a female victim identified only as “Jane Doe” filed a complaint for damages against the former Subway spokesman and his accomplice in the case, Russell Taylor, and Taylor's wife, Angela Taylor.

According to Jane Doe’s complaint, Taylor installed hidden cameras to secretly film minors changing their clothes and bathing inside his home. The complaint alleges that Taylor distributed “some of these sexually explicit images and videos of Jane Doe and other minor children to Jared Fogle.” Jane Doe is suing Fogle and Taylor as well as his wife for $150,000 each and claims to suffer from “severe emotional distress and personal injuries.”

In the new motion filed by Fogle on Thursday, he claims that the girl’s parents are partly to blame and asks that they be added as defendants in the suit.

Fogle alleges that the girl’s parents fought and abused alcohol in front of her, causing her distress. He argues that because of the parents’ behavior, they may be liable for some of her claims against him.

Fogle also blames Jane Doe’s parents’ divorce. The filing states: "Custody and parenting time (agreements) that required Jane Doe to constantly rotate her living arrangements caused unnecessary stress, anxiety, and trauma for Jane Doe."

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