Woman reveals comment allegedly from ‘Subway Guy’ Jared Fogle that led to raid

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Jared Fogle - Courtesy: WXIN

SARASOTA, Fla. — A Florida woman who provided key information to federal authorities prior to a raid at former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle’s Indiana home on Tuesday has revealed one of the comments Fogle allegedly made during multiple conversations.

The Florida woman, who asked not to be identified, told WWSB earlier this week that she’s had numerous conversations with Fogle. Federal authorities confirmed to WXIN the woman provided key information that led to Tuesday’s raid.

The woman originally said she wouldn’t elaborate on what was discussed during conversations with Fogle, but she did say that he told her numerous times that “middle school girls are hot,” according to WWSB. The woman also said Fogle would often visit schools in Sarasota County.

The woman said Fogle made several other inappropriate comments, but she declined to go into detail.

“They weren’t jokes. They were very serious,” the woman said.

The comments alarmed her so much that she contacted authorities. She later wore a wire and recorded phone conversations with Fogle.

Fogle’s attorney, Ron Elberger, told WXIN there is 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.

12 comments

  • Mary

    What is really sad, they are first to judge him without any proof, but if this happened over 10 yrs ago, why didn’t she say something then? I don’t get companies today. Persecute the person before they are even found anything, remove them from it all. I hear a lawsuit coming on. I find this hard to believe really..

    • Jason Bertalotto

      If the alleged comment was from 10 years ago, why did she wait? Why does she want the big bucks? Why does the FBI admit that the lady obstructed justice,and the fact that the images might have been planted? In other words, Federal Bureau of Ignorance might have bungled the investigation if they had investigated him sooner

    • ANOTHERBOB

      Ted Bundy was considered innocent right up until he was convicted of murder. That serial killer was executed. I suspect that Jared Fogel will get a chance to plead innocent too.

      People involved in child porn belong in prison. Don’t you agree Mary?

  • Pete Weiland

    Whether or not he made the comment about middle school girls, that wouldn’t be enough for federal authorities to get a search warrant for his home. Search warrants aren’t passed out like candy…they had to have some kind of solid, credible evidence that linked him to child pornography to get a search warrant. That doesn’t necessarily mean he’s guilty, but don’t buy into the idea that his alleged statement that middle school girls are hot was the driving force behind his home being raided….they had a lot more to go on than that, I expect we’ll be hearing more and more about the details as time goes on.

    • bob

      I agree. It may have been a factor but there is more going on. However, the “evidence” required to get a search warrant is nowhere near what you need to go to trial. If the guy who WAS caught had merely said something about his boss in an effort to deflect some of his own guilt that would be enough for a warrant.

      The Feds are hanging WAY out there in the breeze on this one. Their worst nightmare would be to come up empty-handed. If there was anything obvious found they would have announced it immediately. The “evidence” was tested on site. Every day that goes by makes him look more innocent, and the Feds look more wrong.

      But the damage is done. He’s toast. If you ever want to ruin someone just accuse them of THAT. Life over.

  • James Hensley

    I am a firm believer in innocent until proven guilty but I have my doubts on this one. I don’t care about him maybe saying he found middle school girls hot, the fact that a judge was willing to issue a warrant to search his home tells me one of two things. Either, Russell, his coworker in the nonprofit ratted him out for a reduced sentence or the feds caught him engaging in child porn. My house or your’s would be easy to get a search warrant on but, someone this well known they are going to be certain before they issue a warrant.

  • laytonian

    1–The Feds wouldn’t have moved in like they did, unless they had already traced movement of inappropriate materials into Fogle’s devices. They had the US Postal Inspection Service there. They would be looking for items already known to have been mailed to Fogle’s address (inspected enroute via warrant).
    2–It’s a fact that Fogle’s first business was selling porn to his college classmates. Google THAT.

    Y’all think Fogle is this little innocent who lost a lot of weight by eating Subway sandwiches and walking? Hardly. He’s the son of a wealthy physician who came up with another business plan to make money.

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