Jared Fogle has always maintained his innocence and based on his latest alleged prison letter, it doesn’t look like he’ll stop anytime soon. Apparently, Jared — who rose to stardom as a spokesperson for Subway — has written a bombshell letter from prison detailing how he really feels about the disturbing charges he’s been found guilty of.
Based on the claims in the prison letter, it seems Jared actually believes he’s the victim in the situation despite all the incriminating evidence that led to his conviction for multiple sex crimes he committed against children.
According to InTouch Weekly, Jared Fogle recently wrote a letter to an unnamed woman he connected with years ago. In the wake of his highly-publicized scandal and prison sentence, she reached out to Jared during his difficult time. So, Jared Fogle reportedly decided to vent by writing a letter to her from prison. The publication reports that Jared downplayed the crimes as if his actions have been fabricated by the media.
In the prison letter, Jared Fogle complained about how difficult the past nine months have been for him from the time of the trial to when he checked in to the Englewood Federal Correctional Institute in Colorado. Jared Fogle claims he isn’t the “monster” he’s being portrayed as by the media.
“It has been a very hard nine months for me. I made a couple of mistakes but nothing like the media reports have said,” Jared reportedly wrote. “They are making me into some sort of monster which is absolutely not true.”
— In Touch Weekly (@intouchweekly) April 13, 2016
Jared Fogle reportedly went on to discuss his fight to overturn the prison sentence.
“I’m currently appealing my prison sentence and am hoping for the best with it,” he continues with alleged claims about what led to his downfall. In the letter, Jared Fogle claimed he’d simply gotten caught in the middle of his friend’s dirty dealings and was thrown “under the bus.”
For those who don’t know, Jared’s friend, Russell Taylor, is also behind bars serving a 27-year prison sentence for the similar crimes.
“Bottom line, my director of my foundation and friend did some bad stuff and tried to throw me under the bus with him.”
Jared Fogle went on to flirt with the woman after downplaying the crimes. The letter revealed how he’d complimented the photos she’d reportedly sent and asked if she’d consider communicating with him through the prison’s email system in the future. Even though the prison email system is a monitored mailing system, Jared said he didn’t care.
“I’ve thought about you over the years but had no way of contacting you. What is your email address? I have email access from here but I have to plug your email and phone number into the computer and then you accept it and we are good from there. [The email] is monitored,” he added, “but who cares? LOL.”
The latest Jared Fogle report follows a string of reports released a couple months ago that detailed his difficult time adjusting to prison life. For those who missed it, previous rumors suggested Jared Fogle had gained more than 30 pounds in prison. However, his attorney quickly refuted the claims, according to TMZ. Although the weight gain rumors were slammed, one thing that couldn’t be denied was the fight Jared Fogle was reportedly involved in.
According to AZCentral, an inmate named Steven Nigg alleged beat Jared following reports about his preferential treatment behind bars. During the fight, Jared Fogle was struck in the face multiple times with a closed fist. The prison incident report revealed Jared “sustained a bloody nose, scratches to his neck and redness and swelling to his face.”
Although Jared Fogle maintains his innocence and plans to fight to have his prison sentence overturned, he’ll be facing an uphill battle for quite some time. Back in November, Jared was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in prison. So, prison letter and email correspondence may be his only forms of communication for quite some time.
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