FBI agents and state police raided Subway sandwich pitchman Jared Fogle’s Indiana home in a child pornography investigation. The Subway sandwich chain is shocked about the news, and suspends the spokesman.
QUARTZ reported that the FBI agents and state police raided the Indiana home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, on July 7, as part of a child pornography investigation, FBI sources told the local TV station FOX 59. The raid followed the arrest of Fogle’s Jared Foundation former director Russell Taylor on child pornography charges earlier this year.
The FOX 59 reported that Jared left his residence with his attorney without making any comments, in the afternoon, shortly after the raid that happened in the morning.
Fogle’s attorney Ron Elberger told the source that Jared was unaware of the “FBI search warrant prior to the raid at the Zionsville house.” The attorney also that Fogle is living in the home with his wife and children, who were moved to another location during the investigation.
“Jared has been cooperating with law enforcement and its investigation of certain unspecified activities and looks forward to its conclusion,” and he has “not been arrested, detained or charged with anything,” after the raid, commented Elberger.
The Washington Post reported that the sandwich chain Subway was “shocked about the news” and announced that it suspends its relationship with their long-time spokesman Jared Fogle. The announcement was made hours after the raid.
“Subway and Jared Fogle have mutually agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation,” said another Subway spokesman.
According to the report from REUTERS, Subway has removed the promotional references to Fogle from its website, by early evening on July 7. The source also added that the authorities arrived at Jared’s home at about 6:30 a.m. and left the home at about 5 p.m., on the day of raid. It was reported that the authorities took several items from Jared’s home.
As of now, we are waiting for the consequences of the raid.
Photo Source: Facebook/ Jared Fogle