Parenting

Jared Fogle's Divorce—Wife Wants Sole Custody of Their Children

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Who can forget the disgust and shock we all felt when we learned that the Subway guy — whose claim to fame was losing weight by eating the deli sandwiches — turned out to be a pedo! Jared Fogle made millions off of the chain, becoming the spokesman for their “Subway Eat Fresh” campaign, while collecting child pornography (some depicting children as young as age six) and having sex with underage girls.

Fogle was in contact with children often, speaking at schools, Subway events, and even starting his own children’s charity, the “Jared Foundation.” The disgraced pitchman accepted a plea deal (almost 16 years) in August, after which his wife Kathleen Fogle filed for divorce.

She has now reverted to her maiden name and has said in recent divorce documents that she is “working tirelessly since in an attempt to provide a sense of security and normality” for their young children. She has moved out of the state claiming “intense media scrutiny” and is asking for physical and sole legal custody.

Kathleen also cites risks to the children that are both “obvious and unacceptable” as she seeks to protect them from their father. She is also claiming that Jared never had much interaction with them due to his travel schedule saying, “he did not play much of a role in the day-to-day lives of the children even prior to becoming the focus of a criminal investigation.” Perhaps his extracurricular activities and affinity for young children had something to do with it as well.

Kathleen is set to be awarded $7 million in the divorce settlement.

Did Jared Fogle receive enough jail time? Or should child pedophiles receive a more harsh punishment like castration? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment.