UPDATE: Following news of the raid at Fogle’s home, Subway told Us Weekly in a statement on Tuesday afternoon that they are parting ways with Jared Fogle. “Subway and Jared Fogle have mutually agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation,” a spokesman for Subway said. “Jared continues to cooperate with authorities and he expects no actions to be forthcoming. Both Jared and Subway agree that this was the appropriate step to take.”
Earlier, the sandwich company told Us they are “shocked” about the situtation surrounding Fogle. “We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee,” a Subway spokesman told Us. “We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely. We don’t have any more details at this point.”
On Tuesday, July 7, federal authorities raided the Zionsville, Indiana home of famed Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, searching for child pornography. Local station Fox 59 reported from outside the property where a crowd had gathered as FBI agents came in and out of the house.
According to the station, the raid began around 6:30 a.m. local time. This raid comes after Russell Taylor, the former executive director of Fogle’s Jared Foundation was arrested and sentenced to jail on charges of possessing and producing child pornography.
Taylor attempted and failed to commit suicide from jail after a search of his home produced more than 500 videos with images of child pornography. The raid on Fogle’s home appears to be linked to Taylor’s charges.
Back in 2007, Fogle, now 37, was linked to porn at Indiana University, where he allegedly ran an adult video rental business out of his bedroom. At the time Subway claimed to have no knowledge of the incident.
Fogle first became a spokesperson for Subway in early 2000 after shedding almost 250 pounds by eating Subway sandwiches and walking.
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