Five months after Jared Fogle was sentenced to a nearly 16-year prison sentence for child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes, In Touch has exclusively obtained a letter the former Subway spokesman wrote from his cell at Colorado’s Federal Correctional Institution — Englewood, where he attempts to play down his crimes against children and deny their severity as well as the extent of his involvement.
The letter is to a woman he knew years ago, who reached out to him.
Peppering it with childish smiley faces, multiple exclamation points and uncomfortable sexual innuendo, Jared writes, “It has been a very hard nine months for me. I made a couple of mistakes but nothing like the media reports have said. They are making me into some sort of monster which is absolutely not true.”
“I’m currently appealing my prison sentence and am hoping for the best with it,” he continues, claiming he simply got caught up in someone else’s crimes. “Bottom line, my director of my foundation and friend did some bad stuff and tried to throw me under the bus with him.”
He was referring to Russell Taylor, who was sentenced to 27 years in prison.
“He’s kicking back into a denial mode. He’s denying how serious this is. This is backtracking,” Beverly Hills–based psychologist Julie Armstrong, who hasn’t treated Jared claims. “He’s trying to avoid and escape the blame that he’s already admitted to, trying to divert the attention and put the blame on other people. Yet we have evidence — his confession — that he did it!”
By his own admission, Jared had sex with two minors and obtained child pornography of 12 other children as young as six years old.
In addition to trying to minimize his crimes in the letter, Jared shamelessly flirts and begs the woman to keep communicating telling her she looks “so hot!! (Just like I remember).”
“Your two pictures you sent me have just made me smile so, so, much!! Can you send me some more good ones?” Jared writes in the letter. “I need you in my life big time.”
Jared ends his letter by begging the woman to start corresponding with him over the prison email system.
“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.”
His final words to his old flame before signing his name with an “xoxoxo?”
“Please write me back as soon as you get this letter!!”
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