Subway has decided to sever ties with its long-running TV spokesman Jared Fogle in the wake of reports that local and federal law enforcement authorities had searched his Zionsville, Ind., home in connection with a child pornography investigation involving a former associate.
“Subway & Jared Fogle have agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation. Jared is cooperating with authorities,” the company tweeted.
"We are shocked about the news & believe it is related to a former Jared Foundation employee. We are monitoring the situation closely," the sandwich chain tweeted earlier in the day.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.