ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — Federal authorities Tuesday raided the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle.
FBI sources told WXIN state and federal investigators served warrants at Fogle’s home in connection with a child pornography investigation.
Tuesday, Subway tweeted: “Subway & Jared Fogle have agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation. Jared is cooperating with authorities.”
Subway & Jared Fogle have agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation. Jared is cooperating with authorities.
— Subway® (@SUBWAY) July 7, 2015
Earlier this year, Russell Taylor, the former director of the Jared Foundation started by Fogle, was arrested in a child pornography case.
He was accused of possessing and producing child pornography. Investigators said a search of Taylor’s home turned up more than 500 videos with images of child pornography.
The FBI isn’t confirming whether or not the child porn investigation actually involves Fogle. Fogle said the foundation severed all ties with Taylor following the arrest.
Fogle’s attorney Ron Elberger released a statement on behalf of his client Tuesday afternoon:
“Jared has been cooperating with law enforcement in its investigation of certain unspecified activities and looks forward to its conclusion,.”
Elberger said Fogle has neither been charged nor arrested.
Earlier Tuesday, Subway also said:
“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. We don’t have any more details at this point.”
Tuesday’s raid started around 6:30 a.m. An evidence truck could be seen parked in the driveway. Investigators from the FBI and Indiana State Police were also at the scene.
Fogle gained national fame after attributing massive weight loss to eating Subway sandwiches. He was a freshman at Indiana University at the time. He later became a visible presence in Subway ad campaigns, pitching the restaurant’s sandwiches and touting their health benefits.