In July, Feds raided the Indiana home of longtime Subway spokesperson Jared Fogel as part of a child pornography investigation. In the wake of the scandal, Subway scrubbed their stores and promotional materials clean of Fogel’s creepy face.
Now, the FBI has subpoenaed salacious text messages from 2008 between Fogel and a former female subway franchise owner, Business Insider reports. In those texts, “Fogle says he paid for sex with a 16-year-old girl,” according to the former franchisee’s attorney. He also asks the woman, who he was allegedly in a relationship with Fogel at the time, “to advertise herself on Craigslist for sex with other men.” In the texts, Fogel requests to watch it all go down, and tells her she can make about $500 per sexual act.
According to the affidavit obtained by Business Insider, Fogle also asked the former Subway franchisee in to set up a meeting for him with her cousin. The cousin was underage at the time, according to the woman’s lawyer. Here’s the exchange, as recorded by Business Insider,
“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???”
Earlier, in April, according to the affidavit, Fogle asked the woman, “How young would you like?… Would you want to have an adventure like that?”
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!!!!”
She asks: “What part of her ad made you think she was selling sex?”
He says: “U will have to read them to see.”
If you’re wondering how legit all of this is, just know Business Insider was thorough with its investigation. The news source writes, “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 the former female franchise owner’s attorney, she brought up the texts with Subway management, but “Subway did nothing.” Meanwhile, Subway claims it doesn’t have any record of the woman’s complaint.
[via Business Insider]