One of Jared Fogle’s young female victims who was secretly filmed for his homemade kiddie porn has filed a federal lawsuit against the disgraced Subway spokesman, his children’s charity director, and the director’s wife.
The underage girl, who lives in Connersville, Indiana, is seeking at least $150,000 in damages after Fogle’s best friend and nonprofit head, Russell Taylor, captured nude images of her using hidden cameras throughout his Indianapolis home. Taylor then distributed the footage to Fogle, authorities found last year.
The lawsuit also names Taylor’s wife, Angela, as a defendant.
It’s unclear if the girl, identified only as Jane Doe, was one of the 14 victims slated to receive $100,000 in restitution as part of Fogle’s plea agreement. Some of the victims were related to Russell and Angela Taylor, police said.
Still, the litigation is the latest blow to Fogle, who was reportedly beaten by a 60-year-old inmate at a Colorado prison. TMZ reported that jailbird Steven Nigg, angry that child molesters are housed in the clink’s low-security branch, gave Fogle, 38, a bloody nose.
“What he wanted to do is send a message, and he did,” Nigg’s nephew Jimmy told the Arizona Republic on Tuesday.
The weight-loss star is serving 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession and distribution of child porn and traveling across state lines for commercial sex with a minor.
But the prison beatdown isn’t the pudgy pedophile’s only problem.
According to the new civil complaint, Fogle failed to stop Taylor from secretly producing nude images and video of a dozen minor children, and “instead encouraged and solicited such activities to continue.”
Jane Doe was a guest at the Taylor residence several times between March 2011 and January 2015 and was secretly recorded changing clothes, showering, and bathing, the lawsuit states.
Court papers claim Fogle and the Taylors were “negligent “ and “should have known that the Taylor residence was an unsafe and unfit environment for minor guests … due to their knowledge of Russell Taylor’s and Jared Fogle’s sexual desires, among other things.”
Angela Taylor was not charged in the federal child porn case that brought down the sandwich spokesman and her husband. The Indianapolis Star reported that Angela once lived in Connersville and has relatives in the area.
Fogle was sentenced to prison in November, months after the FBI raided his home as part of a high-profile child porn probe into Russell Taylor, who helmed the Jared Foundation and, as Fogle’s “best friend,” was handpicked for the job.
One month later, the pervy Russell was begging a federal judge to save him from “[rotting] in a landfill of lost souls,” the Star reported. He was sentenced to 27 years behind bars after cooperating with cops to nail Fogle.
At the sentencing, Judge Tanya Walton Pratt conceded because of Taylor, “Jared Fogle is off the streets,” according to the Star.
Both Fogle and his buddy reached plea deals with prosecutors. Still, the December testimony raised questions on the whether Taylor’s wife, as well as two other unnamed associates, were also involved.
“Taylor and his wife are both seen positioning a camera in a way to see this child naked in the bathtub,” Judge Pratt said, referring to a video of a niece under age 10, the Star revealed.
After Taylor’s hearing, assistant U.S. Attorney Steve DeBrota told the Star “investigations are ongoing on people beyond Russell Taylor and Jared Fogle.”
Angela and Russell Taylor “knew or reasonably should have known” about the hidden cameras throughout their home, the new lawsuit claims.
According to court papers in Russell’s case, he originally placed hidden cameras in his home to avoid his property being stolen. He told Fogle about one video that captured sexual activity in his home, an admission that led to cameras being placed in a bedroom and bathroom used by minors.
Taylor claimed he complied with Fogle’s desires because the Subway celebrity controlled Taylor’s job and owned the home Taylor and his wife lived in, court documents state.
Angela Taylor has not commented publicly on her husband’s case. After the Fogle FBI raid made national news, she made her social media accounts private.
In September, as her husband agreed to enter a plea deal, Angela posted a Bible verse on Facebook.
“What we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later,” she wrote.