The ex-wife of disgraced Subway spokesman Jared Fogle said she had no idea about the double life that eventually landed him in prison.
Katie McLaughlin appeared on CBS This Morning Friday to talk about her ex-husband’s arrest on child sex charges and the lawsuit she filed against his former employer, Subway.
“You could look up every word in a dictionary or a thesaurus for horrible and none of them describe what this year has been like,” said McLaughlin, who is the mother of two children with Fogle, ages 3 and 5.
She said the first time she learned about Fogle’s crimes was when the FBI showed up last summer at their home in Zionsville.
“He had two lives going on. You know, I was home with the kids and he was out on the road in a different life and he was able to keep those two very separate,” McLaughlin said. “I mean, how could anyone think that I would stay married to a man and have children with a man who was doing this? Of course I wouldn't be there. Of course I wouldn't stay there. I did not know.”
McLaughlin said she can’t think about Fogle without getting angry.
“I can’t even think about him at this point in my life. Of course there’s anger. And I mean anyone would have anger for a person who was supposed to do nothing but protect his children.”
McLaughlin filed a lawsuit last month against Subway, alleging that the company had been informed of questionable behavior from Fogle but didn’t investigate the claims thoroughly enough. The lawsuit also accused the company of using her likeness and those of her children without permission for an ad campaign.
After Fogle’s arrest, McLaughlin filed for divorce. She was awarded $7 million in the settlement.
Fogle was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison last year after pleading guilty to receiving child pornography and traveling to have sex with minors.
Subway, which eventually dropped Fogle as a spokesman, has not commented on McLaughlin’s lawsuit.