Jared Fogle Is Suing The Parents Of One Of His Alleged Victims

Former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle is suing the parents of one the alleged victims in his child pornography scandal, People magazine reported Sept. 1, 2016. According to the lawsuit, Fogle claims the parents of the victim "through their actions, caused or significantly contributed to the injuries and damages alleged by Jane Doe in her Complaint against the Defendants."

Fogle goes on to claim that the girl's depression, anxiety and emotional distress was caused by her parents' "hateful and abusive relationship toward each other, which included, but was not limited to, engaging in frequent fighting and arguing between themselves; abusing alcohol and getting drunk; and engaging in frequent fighting, physical abuse, and arguing with Jane Doe." Abuse and neglect by the parents are also to blame for their daughter's "alcohol and substance abuse, self-mutilation, and suicidal ideations," Fogle claims, according to People.

The parents of the victim in question filed a civil lawsuit against Fogle in March 2016 alleging he received video footage of their daughter changing clothes at the home of Russell Taylor, the former head of Fogle's charity. The parents of the daughter are seeking at least $150,000 in damages.

Fogle was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison in November 2015 after he pleaded guilty to to one count of traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and one count of receipt of child pornography, according to ABC News. A few weeks later, Taylor was sentenced to 27 years in prison after being convicted on 12 counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of distribution of child pornography, reported People. Fogle's request to have his prison sentenced reduced was denied in June 2016 by a federal appeals court in Indianapolis, Ind.

Fogle became a spokesperson for the fast-food chain Subway in 2000 after he lost more than 200 pounds eating various Subway sandwiches. Subway dropped Fogle in July 2015 after the FBI raided his home in a child pornography investigation.