Jared Fogle, the former face of Subway, was sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison last November for child pornography and traveling to pay for sex with minors. Now, just nine months into his sentence, Fogle is suing the parents of one of his victims in response to a lawsuit that was first filed against him, involving a girl who was secretly filmed while bathing or changing. The video was allegedly captured at the home of Russell Taylor, who ran Fogle's charity from 2011 until 2015. (Taylor himself was sentenced to 27 years behind bars.)
Last year, Fogle was charged with "possession or distribution of child pornography and traveling across state lines to have commercial sex with a minor," as Salon reports. He is serving his sentence in the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood, a suburb of Denver, Colorado. Taylor was sentenced to prison in December 2015.
According to NBC News, the girl's family filed a lawsuit against Fogle last March, alleging that she was caused "emotional distress," and the family requested $150,000 in damages. Fogle responded to the lawsuit with one of his own on Thursday, Sept. 1, in which he suggested that "through their actions, [the girl's parents] caused or significantly contributed to the injuries and damages alleged by Jane Doe in her Complaint against the Defendants," according to documents obtained by People.
His motion, People reports, added that the girl's distress was attributed to the following:
[A] 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.
Salon also reported that Fogle's lawsuit argues that "custody and parenting time required Jane Doe to constantly rotate her living arrangements caused unnecessary stress, anxiety, and trauma for Jane Doe." According to the Los Angeles Times upon his initial sentencing, Fogle paid restitution to 14 victims, however, they reserve the right to sue the former "Subway guy" for additional money.
The Times noted that Fogle initially paid $100,000 in total to 12 of the victims of child pornography, as well as to two others with whom he allegedly had sex in hotels in New York City. According to the Times, both of the girls with whom he engaged in sex were under 18 at the time and Fogle paid them for sex.