Jared Fogle Fighting Civil Lawsuit, Refuses To Be Held Accountable For Victim’s Suffering Over Child Porn Scandal

Jared Fogle refuses to go down without a fight despite being found guilty of numerous child pornography charges. According to Radar Online, Jared Fogle’s arguments have been detailed in new court documents that were recently filed in reference to the $150,000 civil lawsuit he’s currently facing.

Although Jared and his close friend, Russell Taylor, were found guilty of the child pornography allegations they faced following an extensive investigation that included the confiscation of their computers and other electronic devices during a raid, the former Subway spokesperson still refuses to be held accountable for the crimes.

Based on the court documents, Jared Fogle argues that he should not be held responsible for the “severe emotional distress” the teen suffered simply because he is still unsure she is one of their victims. Jared Fogle has admitted that he did view many of the disturbing pornographic films, but still believes his actions did not directly affect the teen, who has only been identified as Jane Doe.

But, even after viewing the homemade films, Jared Fogle refuses to acknowledge the young girl as one of the victims. His attorney, Ron Elberger, released a statement arguing his perspective. And once again, Jared is also trying to point fingers at Taylor instead of acknowledging his own involvement. “Fogle lacks knowledge and information sufficient to form a belief as to whether Jane Doe was among the minor children of whom nude images and videos of their naked bodies were taken by Russell Taylor,” Jared’s attorney stated.

The latest report follows Jared Fogle’s appeal for a shorter prison sentence. According to Indy Star, Jared’s arguments are centered around the distinction in his actual crimes. His attorney is arguing the difference between his disturbing fantasies and the reality of his actions. Even though there is substantial evidence to support the claims about his desires and fantasies of having sexual intercourse with children under the age of 16, he never committed the acts. The attorneys also argue that Jared Fogle is not responsible for the production of any of the child pornographic films in his possession.

So, why should he spend 15 years behind bars? As expected, the defense attorneys’ arguments have angered Americans everywhere, but this is the argumentative stance they’re taking in hopes of having Jared’s sentence reduced. However, that’s not all.

Jared Fogle is also taking aim at U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, claiming she “abused her discretion when she sentenced him to 15 years, eight months in federal prison.” Since the sentence exceeds the 12-and-a-half-year sentence initially recommended by prosecutors, his attorney, Ron Elberger, argue the 15-year sentence is “unreasonable” since Jared Fogle didn’t exactly commit as many crimes as he could have if he’d actually carried out his twisted fantasies.

On Friday, May 20, Elberger spoke with reporters at the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago before the hearing. He briefly detailed the arguments presented. “The mere fact that someone’s fantasizing about a crime or committing a crime, even a crime of violence is not itself a crime,” Elberger said.

The request for a reduced sentence comes as no surprise to most people who have been following the case. For those who missed it, Jared Fogle has had a rough first year in prison. Back in February, Jared sparked a media firestorm when details about his prison fight emerged. As expected, many people believe Jared Fogle endured a dose of karma for the victims he hurt despite his attorney’s arguments about the difference between fantasy and reality. At this point, it is unclear whether or not Jared will receive a reduced sentence. He’s still facing 15 years behind bars.

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