Content warning: This article discusses sexual abuse and exploitation of minors.
In 2015, Jared Fogle was sentenced to over 15 years in federal prisons after being found guilty of child sex tourism and possession of child pornography. Jared's fall from grace as a star spokesperson for Subway was brutally swift once the FBI uncovered evidence of his horrendous crimes.
Unfortunately, before Jared's crimes were brought to light, he got married in 2010 to his now ex-wife Kathleen "Katie" McLaughlin Fogle and the couple had two kids. (He was previously married to Elizabeth Christie from 2001 to 2007.)
So are his kids doing OK today, especially with the release of the Investigation Discovery documentary Jared From Subway: Catching a Monster? Here's what we know.
Jared Fogle's kids are in the sole custody of his ex-wife.
When Jared was still married to his second wife, Katie, the couple had two kids — daughter Quinn and son Brady. Katie was granted sole custody of Quinn and Brady after Jared's incarceration.
Katie revealed to CBS News in 2016 that she didn't know anything about her husband's criminal behavior until the FBI came to their door.
Understandably, not much is known about Jared's kids. The same 2016 interview with Katie noted that Quinn and Brady were 3 and 5 years old at the time, so they would be around 10 and 12 years old as of 2023.
Katie stated in the interview, "You know, he was home with the kids and I in one life, and he was out on the road in a different life, and he was able to keep those two very separate in a way that I couldn't even fathom."
Kathleen McLaughlin Fogle tried to sue Subway in wake of her ex-husband's conviction.
In October 2016, Katie McLaughlin filed a lawsuit in Indiana alleging that Subway was aware of her ex-husband's crimes and didn't take action, despite warnings, according to Fox 59. She also argued that Subway did not alert her to the allegations about Jared. Court documents alleged that Subway received "at least three reports" regarding Jared's behavior.
She also claimed that she had not authorized Subway to use her likeness or her children's likenesses for an advertising campaign.
Unfortunately, in 2017, Subway filed a motion to have the lawsuit dismissed, arguing that the Indiana courts didn't have jurisdiction since Jared's conduct did not occur in Indiana. As reported by Fox 59, the motion was granted, with the reason being "lack of personal jurisdiction."
A journalist uncovered the truth, as seen in 'Jared From Subway: Catching a Monster.'
It was a lone journalist who uncovered the truth about Jared's horrendous double life. Rochelle Herman initially wanted to interview him for her radio show when Jared was on the road for a Subway-sponsored speaking tour, per The Daily Beast.
Rochelle was horrified when Jared whispered something disgusting in her ear when they met at a middle school gym, speaking in a creepy way about underage minors, calling them "hot."
Thus triggered an undercover operation that lasted for years, where Rochelle acted as a secret liason for the FBI so they could collect enough evidence to convict him.
However, the entire experience was extremely traumatizing — for his victims, and the radio host herself. Her story is told in the three-part Investigation Discovery documentary Jared From Subway: Catching a Monster.
The three-part documentary series is available to stream on Discovery Plus.
Report online or in-person sexual abuse of a child or teen by calling the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-422-4453 or visiting childhelp.org. Learn more about the warning signs of child abuse at RAINN.org.