NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 6:12 PM
Disgraced Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has found a new way to inflict pain on one of his victims, blaming her parents rather than himself for her emotional distress.
The unidentified Indiana girl’s parents filed suit against Fogle, currently serving 16 years in federal prison, earlier this year for injuries from his invasion of privacy and negligence.
Fogle’s friend Russell Taylor, sentenced to 27 years in prison, was found guilty of secretly recording their daughter and others changing clothes and bathing at his house over more than four years and distributing the images to the former spokesman.
The suit filed in March had asked for $ 150,000 in damages, though a motion from Fogle’s legal team wants to name the girl’s parents as defendants.
Jared Fogle filed a motion against the parents of one of his victims on Thursday.
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A motion filed Thursday says the divorced couple “through their actions, caused or significantly contributed to the injuries and damages alleged by Jane Doe in her Complaint against the Defendants.”
Fogle says the parents, unidentified to protect the identity of their daughter, caused her to have depression because they would get drunk, fight and argue with the girl.
The convicted pedophile said in a complaint the parents were responsible for his victim’s substance abuse and suicidal ideations.
The unnamed victim was secretly recorded changing by Russell Taylor.
Ronald Ellberger, an Indianapolis-based lawyer listed for Fogle, would not comment on the case when contacted by the Daily News.
Fogle’s previous efforts to mitigate his responsibility for his heinous crimes have failed, with a federal judge rejecting his attempt to reduce his 15-year eight-month sentence earlier this year.
The legal process unearthed documents showing sick texts in which he “craved” sex with 14- and 15-year-olds and was willing to pay hundreds of dollars for it.
Fogle is serving a sentence of more than 15 years in prison.
Disgust generated as the former weight-loss guru’s actions led one inmate at his federal prison in Colorado to beat him. The inmate said Fogle paraded around the joint like a “celebrity.”
With his current sentence, Fogle won’t be eligible for parole until 2029.