EXCLUSIVE: Jared Fogle – Subway Fires Back at Ex-Wife’s Lawsuit Accusing Them of Concealing His Criminal Behavior with Minors
Nik, looks like Subway is firing back at the lawsuit filed by Jared Fogle’s ex-wife – in which she accused them of failing to report law enforcement about his criminal behavior with minors despite knowing for years – and the company is demanding her entire case be thrown out of court and that she not be awarded a dime!
Back in October, Kathleen McLaughlin filed suit against Subway blaming them for the damage her ex-husband caused both her and the family. She explained that Subway execs received multiple complaints about Fogle’s actions over the years. Back in 2004, a exec received a complaint about the former spokesperson regarding him soliciting a young girl for sex during a Las Vegas promotional event for the company.
Further, she said that they had received 2 other complaints following that incident. Kathleen claimed that despite the company being warned about Fogle’s behavior they launched a new marketing campaign in 2015 showing him as a family man, by using his wife and kids in a commercial.
She claims she never gave Subway the authorization to use her or the kids likeness in their advertisements and blamed the company for not reporting Fogle, saying she would never have married him in 2010 if she knew. Kathleen filed suit in Indiana Court seeking unspecified damages from Subway for the harm they caused her family.
Fogle was sentenced to 15.6 years in prison earlier this year for charges related to child pornography.
The company [Subway] argues that since none of the alleged activity that Kathleen mentions in her suit took place in Indiana – where she filed – they believe the entire case should be dismissed. Subway says due to them not being based in Indiana, the court is the wrong venue for the legal battle. Due to the plaintiff filing in the wrong venue they want the judge to throw out the case entirely without even having to respond to the allegations. They point out the alleged criminal activity by Fogle didn’t take place in Indiana but rather is said to have occurred in Nevada and Florida.
Subway is demanding the judge not allow Fogle’s ex-wife to continue on with her lawsuit and they want all claims to be dismissed against them.