“‘Subway and Jared Fogle have mutually agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation,’ the sandwich chain said in a statement. ‘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.”
Separately, CBS News reports “A law enforcement source has confirmed to CBS News that Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle is a suspect in a federal child pornography investigation.
“FBI agents and Indiana State Police were at Fogle’s house in Zionsville, Ind., and have removed electronics from the property.”
A number of media outlets, including both ABC News and CBS News, said that Fogle’s attorney released this statement: “Jared has been cooperating, and continues to cooperate, with law enforcement in their investigation of unspecified charges and looks forward to its conclusion. He has not been detained, arrested or charged with any crime or offense.”
In addition, the New York Post reports that “In 2007, the VH-1 pop-culture show ‘Best Week Ever’ reported that Fogle himself once ran a successful porn-rental business out of his dorm at Indiana University. While ‘Best Week Ever’ characterized Fogle’s porn library as ‘vast and extensive,’ there was never a suggestion that the operation was illegal or involved children.”
The Washington Post adds, “Subway said it was ‘shocked about the news’” that Fogle’s house was raided.
The Washington Post continued, saying that Subway “added that it believed the investigation was related to the arrest of a former employee of Fogle’s foundation. This spring, Russell Taylor, then the executive director of Fogle’s charity, was arrested after investigators found more than 400 child pornography videos at his home.”
The Washington Post also noted that “In a statement released to local media shortly after Taylor’s arrest, Fogle said he was ‘shocked to learn of the allegations against Mr. Taylor.’
“ ‘Effective immediately, the Jared Foundation is severing all ties with Mr. Taylor,’ Fogle said in the statement [at the time].”