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Jared From Subway Home Raided In Child Porn Investigation

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Jared From Subway Home Raided

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Jared From Subway Home Raided

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The home of Jared Fogle, better known as Jared from Subway, was raided on Tuesday as part of a child porn investigation.

FBI agents armed with search warrants arrived at Fogle’s Zion, Indiana house around 6:30 a.m. Indiana State Police were also on scene, and an evidence truck was parked in his driveway to hold belongings removed from the property. Officials thus far have declined to say what sparked the raid.

That said, Russell Taylor, the director of the Jared Foundation, which Fogle started in 2004 to fight childhood obesity, was arrested earlier this year for creating and possessing child pornography. He has been behind bars, where he made an unsuccessful suicide attempt. In the wake of that arrest, though, Fogle’s organization cut ties with Taylor.

Fogle, of course, first became famous after losing significant weight by only eating Subway sandwiches. He then became a spokesman for the company, and still regularly appears in commercials and other marketing campaigns. Subway has not yet commented on Tuesday’s investigation.

Fogle, 37, was born and raised in Indiana. He is on his second marriage, currently wed to a teacher named Katie McLaughlin. The couple has no children. Gossip Cop will have updates.

UPDATE: In a statement, an attorney for Fogle says, “Jared has been cooperating, and continues to cooperate, with law enforcement in their investigation of unspecified charges, and looks forward to its conclusion,” attorney Ron Elberger said in the statement.”

And in its own statement, a Subway spokesperson says, “We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee. We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely.”

Later in the day, after Subway removed all references to Fogle on its website, the company issued a statement that read: “Subway and Jared Fogle have agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation.” Subway added, “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.”

 


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