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Jared Fogle Blames Girl's Parents For Her Emotional Distress

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Jared Fogle leaves the courthouse in Indianapolis on Aug. 19, 2015. (Photo by Joey Foley/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 02 Sep 2016 01:05 PM

Jared Fogle, Subway's former pitchman who was sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison in connection with child pornography charges, said the parents of one of his victims are to blame for her emotional distress.

The parents of the girl, identified as Jane Doe, filed a lawsuit on her behalf against Fogle in March, stating that Fogle was the cause of her emotional distress, the Indianapolis Star reported.

Fogle, though, asked the judge in court documents filed Thursday for the unusual request to add the girl's parents as defendants in the suit they filed, the Star said. Fogle's former employee Russell Taylor and his wife, Angela, also are named as co-defendants in the lawsuit.

Earlier court documents revealed that sometime from March 2011 to January 2015, Taylor installed multiple hidden cameras in his home to secretly film minors, including Jane Doe, changing clothes, showering, bathing, and engaging in other activities, WXIN-TV reported. Taylor then distributed the sexually explicit images and videos to Fogle.

Fogle said in his documents that the girl's parents fought, abused alcohol in front of her, and constantly changed her living arrangements after their divorce, causing Jane Doe stress, anxiety and trauma. He said the parents' actions caused the girl to spiral into "destructive behaviors," including abuse of drugs and alcohol, self-mutilation, and suicidal thoughts, the station reported.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, is asking for at least $300,000 from Fogle and Taylor.

Fogle was sentenced in November after he entered a guilty plea to possession or distribution of child pornography and traveling across state lines to have commercial sex with a minor. Taylor, who once headed Fogle's charitable foundation, was sentenced to 27 years in prison in December.

Taylor was convicted of 12 counts of producing child pornography and one count of distributing it.

Fogle rose to fame as The Subway Guy after losing 245 pounds on a diet of Subway sandwiches, leading to the company hiring him as a spokesman, HollywoodLife.com noted. From 2000 to 2015, Fogle made more than 300 commercials on the behalf of Subway.

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