ID is serving up a new documentary that looks at the downfall of once celebrated spokesperson Jared Fogle.
The former rep for Subway was thrust into fame after he shed 245 pounds by eating the chain’s sandwiches, which was featured in the restaurant’s commercials touting his successful weight loss.
But the love for Fogle evaporated with his 2015 arrest. Fogle pleaded guilty to possession or distribution of child pornography and traveling across state lines to have commercial sex with a minor. He is currently serving a 15-year sentence at a prison facility in Colorado.
The three-part series, “Jared from Subway: Catching a Monster,” will premiere March 6, airing in its entirety beginning at 9 ET/PT and available to stream on Discovery+.
According to a release, 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.”
The docuseries features interviews with journalist Rochelle Herman and explores the charges against Russell Taylor, who ran The Jared Foundation, an organization aimed to provide education about childhood obesity. Both men were charged by federal authorities in 2015 in a child pornography investigation.
An investigation launched in 2014 after a woman notified police that Taylor had offered to send her images of child pornography. In July 2015, Fogle’s Indiana home was searched by state and federal authorities. Taylor and Fogle were arrested.
Taylor pleaded guilty to 12 counts of producing child pornography and one count of distributing it. Lawyers said Fogle psychologically abused Taylor.
A psychological assessment of Taylor included in court records contained allegations that Fogle wanted Taylor to get him date-rape drugs to use on “kids” and that Fogle would say to Taylor, “Daddy needs some pictures.”
Fogle must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence, meaning he will be at least 51 years old when he’s released. His projected release date is March 24, 2029, according to Federal Bureau of Prisons online records.