Jared Fogle Wife Sues Subway

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Jared Fogle Wife Sues Subway

By Shari Weiss

Jared Fogle Wife Sues Subway

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Jared Fogle’s ex-wife is suing Subway a year after the former spokesperson was imprisoned for child pornography. The lawsuit contends the restaurant chain knew about Fogle’s illegal behavior, but did nothing.

As Gossip Cop reported, last August Fogle was charged with distribution of child porn and solicitation of sex with minors after a months-long investigation. Katie (Kathleen) McLaughlin, his wife at the time and the mother of his two children, filed for divorce as a result. A divorce settlement was reached in November, the same month Fogle was sentenced to 15.6 years in prison.

Now McLaughlin has filed suit claiming that not only was Subway aware of Fogle’s crimes, but their refusal to take action has caused her irreparable harm. She specifically alleges the company received a complaint in 2004 about Fogle soliciting a sex act from a young girl while at a promotional appearance in Las Vegas. She further contends there were at least two other similar complaints over the last 10 years.

But, despite that, McLaughlin says Subway still put out an animated commercial in 2015 that depicted Fogle, her, and their children in an effort to portray him as a family man. The ad ran more than 2,300 times without “proper consent,” and now combined with Fogle’s crimes, she says she and the kids have suffered significant emotional damage, according to TMZ. What’s more, though, is McLaughlin also asserts that had Subway pursued the 2004 complaint, she would not have married Fogle in 2010.

A rep for Subway tells Gossip Cop, “As this is pending legal action, we cannot provide comment.” Last year, the establishment said it would look into claims that it had failed to properly investigate complaints in 2008 and 2010. This past March, Fogle was sued by one of his alleged victims. Earlier this week, however, a motion was filed to dismiss the suit, suggesting an out-of-court settlement was reached. Gossip Cop will continue to have updates as appropriate.

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