The ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is suing the restaurant chain for damages, saying the company received three reports indicating his sexual interest in children but failed to take proper action and continued promoting him as their spokesman.
The lawsuit filed Monday in Hamilton County Superior Court in Indiana on behalf of Katie McLaughlin says Subway sent a public relations employee to ask Fogle about the allegations in two of the reports. The lawsuit says Subway has admitted the complaint in the third report was “not properly escalated or acted upon.”
Fogle pleaded guilty in 2015 to one count each of distributing and receiving child porn and traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a child.
The lawsuit alleges Subway allowed Fogle to spend significant time in elementary schools promoting Subway after the allegations.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
A spokeswoman said Subway did not have an immediate response but would provide comment.