UPDATE: Tuesday, August 18 (8:33 p.m. ET) – The former Subway spokesperson, Jared Fogle, now has a plea deal in his child pornography case.
Fogle’s home was invaded last month and his computers that were seized contained child pornography. TMZ reports that once Fogle pleads guilty to possession, all charges will then be filed.
The plea can come as early as Wednesday and a judge will then determine his sentence.
UPDATE: Sunday, Aug. 2 (9:25 a.m. ET) Nearly a month after an FBI raid removed computers from the home of Jared Fogle as part of a child porn investigation comes news that the FBI has subpoenaed an affidavit containing alleged texts sent by Jared in which he brags about having sex with a 16-year-old girl.
Business Insider, which broke the story, claims Jared tried to entice a female Subway franchisee to advertise herself on Craigslist in order to have sex with other men, which he says can earn her about $500 per encounter.
“Is this the same website you found that 16 year old girl you that you f*****?”; texted the woman to Jared. “I still can’t believe you only paid $100 for her.”;
Jared’s response: “It was amazing!!!!”;
In light of these shocking new allegations, Subway has released another statement clarifying its suspended business relationship with Jared.
“This allegation, if true, is appalling and is contrary to the values of our brand,”; said a Subway spokesperson in a statement. “; As previously stated, we have suspended our relationship with Jared.”;
UPDATE: Tuesday, July 7 (6:08 p.m. ET) Subway has released another statement surrounding the Jared Fogle investigations.
“Subway and Jared Fogle have mutually agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation. Jared continues to cooperate with authorities and he expects no actions to be forthcoming,”; the statement reads. “Both Jared and Subway agree that this was the appropriate step to take.”
Subway & Jared Fogle have agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation. Jared is cooperating with authorities.
— SUBWAY® (@SUBWAY) July 7, 2015
— UPDATE: Tuesday, July 7 (1:49 p.m. ET) In light of the controversy surrounding Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle, the fast-food chain has released an official statement on behalf of the company. “We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee,”; the statement read. “We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely. We don’t have any more details at this point.” Investigators were seen carrying documents and electronics out of Fogle’s Zionsville, Indiana home early Tuesday morning. Police have yet to confirm the reason for the raid. — Indiana State Police and FBI investigators searched Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle’s home early Tuesday. This raid comes just two months after Russell Taylor, the executive director of the Jared Foundation, was taken into custody in Indianapolis on federal child pornography charges. The U.S. Attorney General’s office would not confirm if the search of the Zionsville, Indiana residence is directly related to the arrest. An evidence truck was seen parked outside the TV personality’s driveway and Fogle was seen with law enforcement. WATCH: Stephen Collins — I’m Absolutely Not Attracted to Children
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsFollowing Taylor’s May arrest for child pornography charges, Fogle and the foundation — which raises awareness about childhood obesity — severed all ties from the former director. A few days later, he attempted suicide at the Marion County Jail and has since been put on life support. Taylor, 43, was arrested after a woman he was corresponding with through text messages claimed he asked her if she’d like to see photos of young girls, according to court documents obtained by ET. Concerned, she contacted the police. PHOTOS: MUST-SEE Celebrity Mugshots Following the Indiana Crimes Against Children Task Force search of Taylor’s home and home office, the former director faces seven counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. Court documents state that four minors have been identified as alleged victims. “I was shocked to learn of the disturbing allegations against Mr. Taylor,”; Fogle, who founded the organization in 2006, said upon first learning of Taylor’s arrest (via NBC local news affiliate WTHR). “Effective immediately, the Jared Foundation is severing all ties with Mr. Taylor.”; Subway also released a statement after Taylor was taken into custody. “We don’t have any affiliation with the foundation, and we were disgusted to hear about these claims. We’re glad Jared took quick action to sever all his ties with Mr. Taylor.”; More news:
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