Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle’s relationship with the sandwich chain has reportedly been suspended, and he even lost his role in Sharknado 3 following an FBI raid on his home and an ongoing investigation for child pornography. Now, the FBI has subpoenaed texts in which Fogle allegedly admits to sleeping with a teenage girl.
According to Business Insider, Fogle exchanged the texts back in 2008 with a female Subway franchisee with whom he allegedly had a sexual relationship. During the conversation, Fogle reportedly cajoled her to sell sex on Craigslist and let him watch.
According to the FBI affidavit, the woman wrote back: "Is this the same website you found that 16 year old girl… I still can't believe you only paid $100 for her."
"It was amazing!!!!" Fogle allegedly responded.
"What part of her ad made you think she was selling sex?" the franchisee reportedly asked.
"U will have to read them to see,” Fogle allegedly replied.
Business Insider points out that Fogle lives in Indiana, where the age of consent is 16. According to the FBI affidavit, Fogle also asked to meet the franchisee’s teenage cousin. The franchisee reportedly hired a lawyer and gave him the texts because she became uncomfortable with the direction the relationship had gone. The woman’s lawyer says she also gave the texts to Subway, but the chain denies having any record of the woman’s allegations against Fogle.
Fogle, who became famous when he lost 235 pounds by eating only Subway sandwiches and became the chain’s spokesperson, has not been charged or arrested, and his lawyer told the Indianapolis Star that Fogle is cooperating with the FBI’s investigation.