Jared Fogle: Parents 'failed to properly supervise' victim

Fogle asks for parents to be defendants in lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jared Fogle's attorneys filed a motion Thursday claiming the parents of one of his victims share responsibility for the crime because they "failed to properly supervise" her.

In the complaint, Fogle asks for the two unnamed parents of "Jane Doe" – one of his victims who filed a federal lawsuit against him in March – to be added as third-party defendants in the suit, asserting they "may be liable for all or part of the Plaintiff's claims against him."

"Jane Doe's" lawsuit seeks $150,000 each from Fogle and former associate Russell Taylor for personal injuries, emotional distress, invasion of privacy, negligent supervision and negligence.

In her suit, "Jane Doe," who is from Connersville, Indiana, says she was a guest at the home of Russell and Angela Taylor between March 2011 and January 2015 and was secretly videotaped changing clothes, showering and bathing.

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Fogle's lawyers argue "Jane Doe's" parents should be liable for some or all of any damages levied against Fogle because of their "outrageous and reckless conduct" which inflicted "personal injuries, emotional distress and psychological injury" on "Jane Doe."

In the third-party complaint, Fogle's lawyers claim "Jane Doe's" parents, "… maintained a hateful and abusive relationship toward each other, which included, but was not limited to, engaging in frequent fighting and arguing between themselves; abusing alcohol and getting drunk; and engaging in frequent fighting, physical abuse, and arguing with Jane Doe, which caused Jane Doe to suffer from emotional distress, anxiety and major depression before she learned of any allegations involving the Defendants or any acts of the Defendants."

Fogle's lawyers assert that "Jane Doe's ability to engage in harmful behaviors was the direct result of" her parents' failure to properly supervise her.

Fogle is currently serving more than 15 years behind bars at Colorado's Englewood Prison. Taylor was sentenced to 27 years in prison, which he is currently serving at the Marianna Federal Correctional Institution in Florida.

An appeal by Fogle to lower his prison sentence was denied in June by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. 

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