Jared Fogle was once a popular TV personality. However, the disgraced celebrity is serving his sentence after being convicted of child pornography. A new ID television documentary details the rise and fall of the former Subway spokesperson.
Disgraced Subway Spokesperson Jared Fogle Television Documentary on ID
A new three-part Investigation Discovery series titled Jared from Subway: Catching a Monster will premiere next month. It explores the rise and fall of the formerly obese teenager who transformed himself into an adorable spokesperson for Subway but was convicted of child pornography 15 years later.
The docuseries "reveals the shocking, previously untold story of the investigation that exposed the monster insidiously lurking behind Fogle's charming persona and how his true nature as a child sex predator was finally revealed," according to the release, USA Today reported.
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The docuseries included Fogle's sickening confessions, the FBI's work on the case and Russell Taylor's stepdaughters Hanna and Christian's confession, who were abused by both men. Taylor is the director of Fogle's charitable foundation.
"ID has always had a rich legacy of bringing incredible true-crime documentary series to the air. 'Jared from Subway: Catching Monster' is a powerful new entry to our ever-growing slate of premium limited event series," said Jason Sarlanis, president of Turner Networks, ID & HLN, Linear and Streaming (via UPI).
"Jared masqueraded as a national hero while hiding a horrific side. We are so grateful to the women who, by courageously sharing their stories, are shining a light on this important issue that affects so many families across America."
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Who Is Jared Fogle?
Fogle catapulted to fame after he lost 245 pounds by simply eating Subway sandwiches. He also incorporated walking into his daily routine.
"I was reborn in every sense of the word," he said in a 1999 interview with the campus newspaper at Indiana University. "Subway helped save my life and start over. I can't ever repay that."
His successful weight loss with the Subway sandwich diet led him to an endorsement deal with the company in 2000, making him rich, famous, and a trusted public figure. However, things changed in 2015 when his secret life was exposed.
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Federal authorities raided his home and removed electronics. They also arrested Taylor. The authorities found a cache of over 400 sexually explicit photos and videos Taylor produced. Some of those videos, including commercially-made child porn, were downloaded with Fogle.
Fogle, a father of two, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to over 15 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography and travelling across state lines to have sex with a minor. Meanwhile, Taylor was sentenced to 27 years in prison on child pornography charges.
Fogle is currently serving a 15-year sentence at a prison facility in Colorado.
The three episodes will air back-to-back on ID on March 6 and can also be streamed on Discovery+.
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