This story has been updated.
Update, Saturday, 3:52 p.m. EDT: Subway deleted the tweet mentioned in the article below that it had posted about its ex-representative Jared Fogle Saturday. Here is a screenshot of the tweet:
The Jared Fogle case has taken another disturbing twist -- and the Subway brand of Doctor's Associates Inc. took its take on it to Twitter. The sandwich chain tweeted Saturday: "The latest allegation about Jared Fogle, if true, is appalling. As previously stated, we have suspended our relationship with Jared."
Subway was responding to a Business Insider report saying Fogle once paid for sex with a 16-year-old girl. According to the news site, Fogle made this claim in text messages exchanged between himself and a former Subway franchisee that were subpoenaed by the FBI.
At the time of the text messages, exchanged from January to June 2008, Fogle and the franchisee, who requested she remain anonymous, were apparently involved in a sexual relationship, Business Insider reported. The woman told Subway management about the texts, but no action was taken, the news site said. In the messages, Fogle asked the woman to advertise herself on Craigslist for sex with other men, the site said.
Last month, federal and state agents raided Fogle's home in Zionsville, Indiana, while carrying out a child pornography investigation. Because of the probe, Subway announced it and the Subway Guy were parting ways:
Subway & Jared Fogle have agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation. Jared is cooperating with authorities.
— SUBWAY® (@SUBWAY) July 7, 2015
The raid on Fogle's home was conducted a few months after Russell Taylor, the former head of the Jared Foundation, was arrested for allegedly possessing and producing child pornography. Following Taylor's arrest in April, Fogle and the foundation severed all ties with him.