Ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sues company

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015, file photo, people walk past a Subway restaurant, in St. Louis. A raid at the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle is just the latest bad news to hit the sandwich chain. The company has been struggling with sales, its CEO is being treated for cancer and it’s trying to convince customers about the quality and value of its food. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015, file photo, people walk past a Subway restaurant, in St. Louis. A raid at the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle is just the latest bad news to hit the sandwich chain. The company has been struggling with sales, its CEO is being treated for cancer and it’s trying to convince customers about the quality and value of its food. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is suing the restaurant chain for damages, saying the company received three reports indicating his sexual interest in children but failed to take proper action and continued promoting him as their spokesman.

The lawsuit filed Monday in Hamilton County Superior Court on behalf of Katie McLaughlin says Subway sent a public relations employee to ask Fogle about the allegations in two of the reports. The lawsuit says Subway has admitted the complaint in the third report was “not properly escalated or acted upon.”

The lawsuit alleges Subway allowed Fogle to spend significant time in elementary schools promoting Subway after the allegations.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

A spokeswoman said Subway did not have an immediate response but would provide comment.

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