Court Documents show Subway Jared Paid for Sex with a 16-Year-Old
MILFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut/AP) – Text messages sent by former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle appear to suggest he paid for sex with a 16-year-old girl, reports Business Insider.
The texts were reportedly sent to a women who used to run a Subway franchise, according to her attorney.
The woman is asking to remain anonymous. Her lawyer says she shared her concerns, along with the text messages, to Subway’s corporate managers in Milford, Connecticut, but was apparently ignored.
Now the FBI has issued a subpoena for the affidavit, which is believed to contain the text messages.
The woman was reportedly in a sexual relationship with Fogle at the time. She became uncomfortable when Fogle asked her to advertise herself on Craigslist for sex with other men, says her attorney.
In the alleged texts, Fogle asks if he can watch her while she had sex with the other men, and suggested she could earn as much as $500 for each sexual encounter.
The woman’s attorney says the affidavit was recorded from the her phone by a court reporter in 2008 and was witnessed and verified by a notary-public official.
The messages reportedly span from January 2008 through June of that year.
Business Insider says it independently verified the authenticity of the affidavit and verified that a phone number in the document was registered to a Jared Fogle.
According to the affidavit, Fogle asked the woman in May 2008 to set up a meeting with her cousin, who was underage at the time.
“When can we find a time for me to talk to your cousin?” Fogle asked in a message dated May 1, 2008.
“Any more news with your cousin?” he asked 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 tried again to convince the woman advertise herself on Craigslist.
Her text on that day: “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 responded: “It was amazing!!!!”
She asked: “What part of her ad made you think she was selling sex?”
He replied: “U will have to read them to see.”
The age of consent in Indiana, where Fogle resides, is 16 years old.
Fogle’s attorney, Ron Elberger, who has been quick to respond to questions in the past, has not responded to calls and emails from Business Insider about the text messages.
Fogle had been a spokesman for the sandwich maker for the last 15 years. Subway suspended its relationship with him after federal and state authorities raided his Indiana home.
Wendy Osborne, spokeswoman for FBI spokeswoman Southern Indiana branch, would not confirm or deny that the FBI has subpoenaed the messages.