From bad to worse. Jared Fogle allegedly once told journalist Rochelle Herman-Walrond that he wanted to throw a party to gain access to more children, she claimed in an interview with Dr. Phil that aired on Friday, Oct. 30.
Herman-Walrond, who struck up a five-year friendship with the disgraced Subway spokesperson, told Dr. Phil that she began to secretly record her conversations with Fogle when she became disturbed by his comments about children.
“He wanted me to set up my children,” the journalist said, “but along with their friends and their friends’ siblings.”
“What if we put a camera in your kids’ room, would they be okay with that?” Fogle can be heard asking in one of the alleged recordings.
Herman-Walrond further claimed that Fogle, 38, asked her which of her children she thought he’d like to see naked more, and even explicitly detailed how he planned to lure middle school children to him.
In August, Fogle was accused of “engaging in sex acts with minors and receiving child pornography from Russell C. Taylor, the former head of his charity, The Jared Foundation, The Associated Press reported.
Documents released by the U.S. attorney’s office in Indianapolis, Ind., revealed that consequently, Fogle faced one count of travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and one count of distribution and receipt of child pornography.
Fogle has agreed to plead guilty on the charges.
Fogle’s wife, Katie, filed for divorce from her husband the same day the documents were released, saying in a statement that she was “extremely shocked and disappointed by the recent developments.”
“My focus is exclusively on the well-being of my children,” Katie said in the statement. “Neither I nor my family will have any further comment on the matter. I appreciate respect for my family’s privacy during this difficult time.”