Several years ago a woman named Brena Firkins had a sexual relationship with convicted pedophile and former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle.
Firkins says that the two met on a dating site and had a relationship about years ago for about a month. So when she heard he had been sentenced to prison she wrote to him.
“I kind of felt bad for him, and I wrote him to see how he was doing. And he wrote me back and sent this letter that was kind of horrifying,” said Firkins.
In a short one-page letter that Firkins shared with WXIN, Fogle gives us a small glimpse into life behind bars and what he said has been unfair treatment by the media and others.
“It’s been a very hard nine months from me,” Firkins read from a handwritten letter postmarked March 25, from the Englewood federal correctional institution in Littleton, Colorado, where Jared Fogle is currently serving his prison sentence on child porn and child sex charges.
The envelope is marked with Fogle’s prison identification number, 12919-028.
“I made a couple of mistakes but nothing like the media reports have said,” part of the letter reads. “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,” the letter says. “Bottom line, my director of my foundation and friend did some bad stuff and tried to throw me under the bus with him.”
Fogle asks Firkins to send more pictures writing, “Are you dating anyone? I need you in my life big time. I’ve thought a lot about you over the years but had no way to contact you.”
Two key takeaways here: (1) Fogle says that he “made a couple of mistakes” which wins the award for understatement of the week and (2) he asks her if she’s dating anyone? Really? Is Fogle truly this clueless?
According to sex therapist Carol Juergensen Sheets, he is…
“He hasn’t figured out what he needs to do to get healthy,” said Sheets. “From that letter, he’s minimizing, and sex addicts or people that have sexual compulsivity tend to minimize, justify, and defend themselves, and that’s what I see in the letter. He’s obviously a man who hasn’t had enough recovery yet to be 100 percent responsible for his behavior.”
From the sounds of things he isn’t even feeling 10 percent responsible. See you in 2030, Jared. If you make it that long.
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