Jared Fogle Sues His Victim's Parents

Blames them for her problems, his court filing suggests
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2016 11:27 PM CDT
Updated Sep 2, 2016 6:28 AM CDT
In this Nov. 19, 2015 file photo, former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle arrives at the federal courthouse in Indianapolis.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

(Newser) – A young Indiana girl was secretly filmed by Russell Taylor over a period of more than four years during times she was bathing and changing clothes at his home; Taylor, a friend of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, then passed the videos to Fogle. The girl's parents sued Fogle earlier this year for $150,000 in damages linked to that invasion of privacy—but in a motion filed by Fogle's legal team Thursday, Fogle said the parents are actually to blame for her emotional distress and should be named as defendants, the New York Daily News reports.

"Through their actions, [the divorced couple] caused or significantly contributed to the injuries and damages alleged by Jane Doe in her Complaint against the Defendants," the motion states. It goes on to allege that the parents got drunk and argued with the girl and each other, leading her to be depressed, have suicidal thoughts, and struggle with substance abuse and self-mutilation. It also alleges that they physically abused their daughter, People reports. (Read more Jared Fogle stories.)

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