Jared Fogle’s ex-wife Katie McLaughlin is suing Subway, stating that top executives of the sandwich chain knew of Fogle’s pedophilia since 2004 but did not report him to authorities. Since Fogle pled guilty to federal charges of child pornography and engaged in illicit sexual conduct with minors, Jared Fogle’s family has not been the same. Here are some facts to know about Jared Fogle’s children and the situation surrounding his arrest.
Jarred Fogle’s Criminal Background
McLaughlin said at a press conference on Monday that she was baffled to discover her husband was a child predator, and that Subway executives knew of his behavior and did not do anything about it. She explained that the reason for filing the suit was to bring about the truth. “A lot of questions have come up, questions my kids [ages three and five] are going to ask me some day. I will not lie to my kids and I want to be able to answer those questions.”
A report by the Associated Press says the suit details a situation in 2007 when a Subway franchisee, Cindy Mills, filed a complaint about Fogle to CEO Jeff Moody. Mills claimed that Fogle said he “really liked them young” and admitted to having sex with minors between ages nine to 16. McLaughlin’s suit charges that Moody interrupted the franchisee during the phone call saying, “Please don’t tell me anymore. Don’t worry, he has met someone. She is a teacher and he seems to love her very much, and we think she will keep him grounded.” It was also claimed that Moody told Mills he heard similar complains in the past. The suit claims the teacher Moody was referring to was McLaughlin, and that Subway was “terribly misguided” in thinking Fogle’s marrying McLaughlin would “correct” Fogle’s pedophilia.
Currently, Fogle is serving over 15 years in federal prison. He has also agreed to pay 14 of his victims $100,000 each. Jared Fogle’s net worth is currently $15.0 million, but that number is inevitably going to drop.
Fogle Used His Family for Campaigns
The Associated Press reported that McLaughlin said Subway referred to Fogle as a “family man” despite knowing about the allegations against him. She also claimed he used her children and her likeness in the campaign. “I did not give them consent to do so,” she said.
McLaughlin Is His Second Wife
On October 14, 2001, Fogel married his first wife Elizabeth Christie, a pediatric nurse. They later divorced in 2007 around the time he began to be the Subway pitchman. Fogel met Katie McLaughlin around 2000 through his brother, and in 2009, they were engaged. They married in August 2010 and have two children together. However, around the time he confessed to the child pornography and sexual misconduct charges, they divorced. McLaughlin released a statement through her attorney on August 19, 2015 saying she was focused “exclusively on the well-being of my children,” and announcing the divorce, which was finalized November 16, 2015. He pleaded guilty on November 19, 2015.
If you’re searching for pictures of Jared Fogle’s mugshot, nothing has yet been released.