A few weeks ago, we did a story on Jared Fogle on former Subway sandwich spokesman who’s house was raided by the FBI and material collected. On Friday, it was released Fogle is alleged to have admitted in a text message to paying a 16-year-old girl $100 for sex.
The Business Insider Web site says the FBI subpoenaed an affidavit containing texts between Fogle and a former female Subway franchisee who apparently were in a relationship.
In several messages, he allegedly asks the woman to advertise herself on Craigslist for sex with other men so he could watch. According to Business Insider the franchisee’s lawyers said she shared the texts with Subway management, but Subway did nothing.
Business Insider reports it has obtained the text-message conversations the FBI recently subpoenaed. They reported:
In the messages, Fogle repeatedly asks the woman — a Subway franchisee at the time — to advertise herself on Craigslist for sex with other men.
He asks her if he can watch the sexual acts and tells her she can make about $500 per act.
The messages in the affidavit, which the attorney says were recorded from the woman’s phone by a court reporter in 2008 and witnessed and verified by a notary-public official, span from January 2008 to June 2008. Business Insider independently verified the authenticity of the affidavit. We also verified that a phone number in the document was registered to a Jared Fogle.
According to Business Insider the messages show Fogle had then asked the employee to set up a meeting with her and the employee’s cousin, who according to her lawyers was underaged at the time.
Reported Business Insider, citing the messages:
“When can we find a time for me to talk to your cousin?” Fogle asks in a message dated May 1, 2008.
“Any more news with your cousin?” he asks the following day. “Tell me what u think about when u think of the three of us all together???”
On June 19, the lawyer says that Fogle again asked the woman to advertise herself on Craigslist. She responds: “Is this the same website you found that 16 year old girl you that you f*****? …I still can’t believe you only paid $100 for her.”
Fogle responds: “It was amazing!!!!”
The investigation is still ongoing.
Jared had so many fans and was truly an inspiring figure for a lot of people. One this this proves, you have to be careful who we choose to place on a pedestal. Don’t forget to share this story on twitter/facebook and let us know what you think below in our comment section.