'Jared Fogle's Actions Are Inexcusable,' Says Subway, His Former Employer
Hours after court documents released on Wednesday revealed that former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle admitted to having sex with at least two minors and obtaining child pornography of 12 others, his former employers released a statement.
“Jared Fogle’s actions are inexcusable and do not represent our brand’s values,” Subway said in a post on its Facebook page. “We had already ended our relationship with Jared.”
Fogle had been connected to Subway since 2000, when he appeared on television claiming that eating the fast food chain’s sandwiches and working out helped him lose more than 200 lbs. He reportedly made millions as the Subway pitchman, but his contract was suspended last month after federal agents raided his Zionsville, Indiana, home.
Fogle’s defense attorney Jeremy Margolis said that the 37-year-old “knows that he has a medical problem. He has already sought evaluation by a world-class psychiatrist, experienced in these matters, and he will seek appropriate treatment.”
The married father of two faces between 5 and 12½ years in prison and has agreed to pay $1.4 million restitution to his 14 victims. He also faces a fine of up to $500,000.
Fogle’s wife, Katie, announced on Wednesday that she is seeking a divorce.
“Obviously, I am extremely shocked and disappointed by the recent developments involving Jared,” she said in a statement. “My focus is exclusively on the well-being of my children.”
Fogle’s immediate family also released a statement saying they were “shocked and profoundly disappointed in Jared’s abhorrent criminal behavior.”