Katie McLaughlin, (formerly Katie Fogle) the ex-wife of former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle, appeared in an interview with Anna Werner on CBS This Morning Friday to discuss her upcoming lawsuit against the sandwich chain. McLaughlin is suing on claims that Subway was warned about Fogle’s behavior on at least three occasions, in 2004, 2008, and 2011, and neglected to investigate or intervene.
This is the first time McLaughlin has spoken out since the FBI began investigating Fogle for child pornography charges last year, and what she describes sounds like every wife’s worst nightmare. “You could look up every word in a dictionary or thesaurus for ‘horrible’ and none of them describe what this year has been like,” she told Werner. McLaughlin says that she literally found out about her ex-husband’s crimes when the FBI showed up on her doorstep in July 7, 2015.
“That’s how you found out about this?” Werner asked.
“That’s how I found out, yeah,” McLaughlin said.
Before the FBI knocked on her door, she said she “knew nothing about his involvement in anything.”
“They walked in and you’re just in shock,” McLaughlin said.
“Did you even understand what was happening?” Werner asked.
“No. No, I didn’t understand any of it to be honest,” McLaughlin said. “I mean you just — you float out of yourself because the FBI shouldn’t be in your house.”
The whole thing understandably left McLaughlin shell shocked, and she filed for divorce just six weeks later, as wel then sole custody of the couple’s two children. When asked whether or not she still loves the father of her children, McLaughlin replied, “In my opinion, he took himself out of our lives and I — I can’t even think about him at this point in my life.” She admits that there’s still anger, as “anyone would have anger for a person who was supposed to do nothing but protect his children.”
It’s probably of little consolation to McLaughlin that Fogle is now serving out a 15 year sentence in prison, so hopefully she’ll be able to move on and heal from this, though she admits her ability to trust may understandably never recover.
(Via CBS News)