‘Subway Guy’ out as spokesman following raid reportedly linked to child porn probe


(JTA) — The Jewish spokesman for the Subway fast food chain is cooperating with investigators after a raid on his Indiana home, according to his attorney and the company.

Jared Fogle, known as “The Subway Guy,” was not arrested or charged in the Tuesday night raid, though electronic equipment and documents were removed from his home in Zionsville. The FBI, Indiana State Police and U.S. Postal Service were involved in the raid.

The investigation reportedly is related to the arrest on child pornography charges of the former executive director of the Jared Foundation, which Fogle established to raise awareness about childhood obesity. In May, federal prosecutors charged Russell Taylor with seven counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

At the time, Fogle said he was severing all ties with Taylor, according to The Associated Press.

Subway said in a statement issued Tuesday that the company and Fogle, 37, had “mutually agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation.” All images and references to Fogle were removed from the Subway website.

Fogle has been the spokesman for Subway for 15 years after losing 245 pounds on a diet that included eating Subway sandwiches.

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