Subway Removing Jared Fogle From Website Following Child Porn Investigation
The company has already removed content referencing the famous spokesman.
Subway is beginning to distance itself from pitchman Jared Fogle in the wake of an FBI child pornography investigation that has extended to involve the famous face of the company.
Subway's website has rerouted links to the "Jared's Journey" page, a section that contained information about Fogle's experience losing 250 pounds while eating Subway, as well as Jared-themed games and interviews. "Jared's Journey" also linked to his foundation, which is what connected him to the child pornography investigation via former executive director Russell Taylor's arrest.The links now redirect traffic to the Subway homepage.
Mentions of Fogle in other sections — such as in the Subway FAQ section ("Who is Jared?") — have also been removed.
As of this posting, Jared's Pants Dance, a Subway kid's game available on the site, remains active.
A cached version of the Subway website from Google shows "Jared's Journey" was live as recently as Tuesday, the same day news broke about the investigation.
"We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee," Subway said in a statement on Tuesday morning. "We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely. We don't have any more details at this point."
Fogle's attorney, Ron Elberger, said in a statement: "Jared has been cooperating, and continues to cooperate, with law enforcement in their investigation of unspecified charges, and looks forward to its conclusion."
TMZ first posted about Subway's erasure of Jared from its website.