Following a July 7 police raid on his Indiana home, former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle is now accused of bragging to a colleague about having “amazing” sex with a 16-year-old girl in text messages, a report claims.
The alleged messages, sent between Fogle and a former female subway franchisee, have been subpoenaed by the FBI in an affidavit, Business Insider reports.
The anonymous former franchisee allegedly shared the messages with Subway management at the time — but the company did nothing, according to her attorney.
According to the Business Insider, which viewed the messages, Fogle repeatedly asks the woman to post an advertisement for sex with other men on Craigslist.
Fogle then tells the woman he will pay her $500 per act if she will let him watch.
The messages were recorded from the woman’s phone by a court reporter in 2008, and span from January to June.
Fogle’s name has been removed from all of subways website and stores.
Fogle has yet to be charged, and the U.S. attorney’s office hasn’t confirmed as an investigation.
An affidavit obtained by Business insider shows that Fogle asked the former subway franchisee in May 2008 to set up a meeting for him with her under age cousin.
“When can we find a time for me to talk to your cousin? asks Fogle in a message dated May 1, 2008.
“Any more news with your cousin?” he asks the next day. “Tell me what u think about when u think of the three of us all altogether???”
Additionally, the affidavit shows Fogle asked the woman in April: “How young would you like? … Would you want to have an adventure like that?”
The woman’s lawyer says that on June 19, Fogle again asked the woman to place an advertisement for herself on craigslist.
“Is this the same website you found that 16 year old girl that you f*****? …I still can’t believe you only paid $100 for her,” the woman responded.
“It was amazing!!!!” said Fogle.
“What part of her ad made you think she was selling sex?” she asked.
“U will have to read them to see,” said Fogle.
The woman had first met Fogle at a subway function, but reportedly grew uncomfortable with their conversations overtime and hired a lawyer to determine whether or not the communication violated her franchisor-franchisee contract with Subway.
The woman claims she contacted Subway’s corporate office about the incident, and requested to remove all marketing materials related to Fogle from her store.
She says she met with two levels of management, shared the messages with them, “and specifically requested not to have his imagery and merchandising related to him and her stores.”
“She also specifically warned them that he should not be interacting with young people,” said her attorney.
Fogle continued to appear in national advertising campaigns for Subway until his house was raided in July.
A former journalist, who asked to remain anonymous, has also come forward to claim that Fogle has made inappropriate remarks to her about middle-school girls.
“According to the woman, Jared would often visit schools in Sarasota County, and allegedly told her numerous times that, ‘Middle school girls are hot,'” reported Florida ABC affiliate WWSB.
The woman says Fogle made other remarks to her that made her feel uncomfortable, but didn’t go into detail.
“They weren’t jokes. They were very serious,” she told WWSB.
Another report reveals the woman contacted the FBI about the comments, and was later asked to wear a wire to record conversations with Fogle.
Fogle and the woman were apparently in a sexual relationship at the time, but she became uncomfortable with Fogle as he continued to push her to post sex ads and other trysts on the classified ad site, her lawyers say.
Fogle has been a spokesman for the restaurant for the past 15 years, but subway suspended its relationship with him on July 7, after federal and state authorities raided his home, just months after an employee at his charity was arrested on child-pornography charges.
The former executive director of Jared’s foundation, Russell Taylor, was arrested two months ago on federal child-pornography charges after the
FBI rated his home on April 29.
Around 400 videos of child pornography were found in his possession.