Ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sues company

Jared Fogle
In this May 28, 2014 photo, Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle arrives at the world premiere of "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. Fogle has agreed to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography that he knew had been secretly produced by the former director of his charitable foundation, federal prosecutors said in court documents released Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. His guilty plea marks one of the biggest downfalls of a famous pitchman. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) – 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 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.”

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.

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