INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One legal expert says former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle’s attempt to shift the blame in a civil lawsuit filed by one of his child pornography victims onto that girl’s parents is a “bizarre” legal move.
Harold J. Krent, the dean of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology, says it’s not particularly unusual for defendants in civil suits to argue that they may not have caused all of a particular victim’s alleged injuries.
But Krent called it “bizarre” that Fogle’s attorneys are suggesting that her parents’ alleged negligent supervision played a role in her emotional distress.
Fogle’s attorney filed a motion Thursday seeking to add the girl’s parents as defendants in her suit. It suggests they are to blame for all or some of her “destructive behaviors.”