Woman reveals comment allegedly from ‘Subway Guy’ Jared Fogle that led to raid
SARASOTA, Fla. (July 10, 2015) — A Florida woman who provided key information to federal authorities, leading to a raid at former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle’s Indiana home Tuesday, revealed one of the comments Fogle allegedly said to her.
The Florida woman, who asked not to be identified and said earlier this week that she’s had numerous conversations with Fogle, revealed the new information to WWSB. Federal authorities confirmed to FOX59 that the Florida woman provided key information that led to Tuesday morning’s raid.
The woman originally said she wouldn’t elaborate on what transpired during conversations with Fogle, but she did reveal that he told her numerous times that “middle school girls are hot,” the TV station reported.
“They weren’t jokes. They were very serious,” the woman told WWSB.
The comments alarmed her so much that she contacted authorities. She later wore a wire and recorded her conversations with Fogle.
Fogle’s attorney, Ron Elberger, said there was no basis to the woman’s statements.
“It is an unrealistic fabrication with no credibility,” he said in a statement. “If you think about it, she says her original statement was more than ten years ago. If any part of it was true, it would have been raised. It never happened.”
On Tuesday, federal and state authorities raided Fogle’s home in connection with a child pornography investigation. In April, Russell Taylor, the former director of Fogle’s Jared Foundation, was arrested following a child pornography investigation.
Fogle has not been arrested or charged following the raid. Subway announced that it had suspended its relationship with Fogle once word of the raid broke.