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FBI Subpoenas Affidavit of Alleged Texts between Jared and Subway Ex- Franchisee

The FBI has now subpoenaed an affidavit containing alleged texts between Jared Fogle, former pitchman for Subway, and a former female Subway franchisee. Reports tell that Fogle stated in messages that he paid for sex with a 16-year-old girl, according to the former franchisee's lawyer.

Business Insider reported yesterday that the franchisee's attorney, who asked to remain anonymous, said his law office had been subpoenaed for the text messages. He said his client had shared "the texts and her concerns about Fogle with Subway management at the time, but Subway did nothing." Subway is now saying it has no record of the franchisee's complaint.

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.

Business Insider says in its report that the messages in the affidavit, which the attorney said were recorded from the woman's phone in 2008 were verified by a notary public official. And Business Insider independently verified the authenticity of the affidavit. It states, "We also verified that a phone number in the document was registered to Jared Fogle."

Affidavit obtained by Business Insider

Fogle asked the former Subway franchisee in May 2008 to set up a meeting for him with her cousin. The cousin was underage at the time, according to the woman's attorney.

One text states,

"When can we find a time for me to talk to your cousin?" he [Jared] asks the following day. "Tell me what u think about when u think of the three of us all together???"

Earlier, in April, 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 fouind that 16 year old girl lyou 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."

Business Insider states that the age of consent in Indiana, where Fogle resides, is 16-years old.

Jared Fogle's attorney Ron Elberger has not responded to calls and emails from Business Insider about the text messages.

The former franchisee, who initially met Fogle at a Subway function, said "she grew uncomfortable with the conversations over time and hired a lawyer. Business Insider said that is the same attorney it had interviewed to determine whether the communication violated her franchiser-franchisee contract with Subway. The article states, "That's when the messages were extracted from her phone."

When the former franchisee reported the communications to Subway, the company determined that no violations occurred, that Fogle was not an employee of Subway. They said he was hired to do marketing for the brand.

Business Insider further reported,

She [the former franchisee] met with two levels of management, shared the messages with them, "and specifically requested not to have his imagery and merchandising related to him [Fogle] in her stores," the lawyer said. She specifically warned them that he should not be interacting with young people.

Subway continued to use Fogle in national advertising campaigns until the FBI raid on his home earlier this month.

When Business Insider reached out to the company, Subway said, "We have no record of this allegation."

Subway blasted for cutting ties to Jared

Business Insider reported on July 8 that Subway was under fire for suspending its relationship with longtime spokesman Jared Fogle, after the FBI had raided his home in Indiana. The investigation was believed to be triggered by the FBI's investigation and arrest of Russell Taylor, former executive director of the Jared Fogle Foundation on child pornography charges.

The article stated, "Hundreds of people are blasting the company on Facebook for distancing itself from Fogle when he hasn't been arrested or charged with any crimes.

Others said they supported Subway's decision to end the relationship. One agreed and said his family "won't eat there anymore due to the investigation, which is allegedly linked to a child pornography investigation."

One Facebook user stated, "If Jared is in fact innocent, or at least until he's proven guilty, Subway's reputation would've been better served by standing by their man. You shouldn't bite the hand that feeds you. Subway's success has everything to do with Jared."

Article: FBI subpoenaes Subway's Jared Fogle's texts Business Insider


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