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Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sues parents of one of his alleged victims

Fox411: Jared says theyre to blame for his victim's problems, not him


Subway's former pitchman imprisoned for child pornography and sex abuse says the parents of one of his female victims are to blame for what he describes as her "destructive behaviors."

Jared Fogle argues in his lawsuit filed Thursday that the parents may be responsible for the girl's injuries alleged in a civil lawsuit against him.

According to legal documents obtained by People, Fogle alleges the girl's parents "through their actions, caused or significantly contributed to the injuries and damages alleged by Jane Doe in her Complaint against the Defendants."

He says the parents were responsible for the Jane Doe's emotional distress because of their "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."

The victim was a subject in some of the child pornography in Fogle's criminal case and filed a lawsuit against him in March. It seeks monetary damages for, among other things, personal injury and emotional distress.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.