Sarasota ABC affiliate WWSB reports a former local journalist is telling the station former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle “often made surprising and inappropriate remarks while the two were speaking.”
“He said something to me when we were off camera and that really stuck with me,” The woman, who didn’t want to be identified, told WWSB. “I thought to myself, ‘did he really say that to me?'”
According to the woman, Jared would often visit schools in Sarasota County, and allegedly told her numerous times that, “Middle school girls are hot.”
The woman accused Jared of making even more inappropriate comments, but she won’t go into much more detail.
“They weren’t jokes. They were very serious,” she said.
The woman says she became so alarmed over his comments that she decided to contact the FBI.
“The subject matter is similar to what the FBI found when they raided his home. It goes deeper than that,” said the woman.
The woman would not release any more details about their conversations, but says that after she contacted the FBI, the agency had her wear a wire and record phone conversations.
On Thursday, Federal authorities confirmed to television station, WXIN, that the Florida woman provided investigators with key information that ultimately led to a raid at the home of suspended Subway spokesman.
Fogle’s attorney says the allegations are “an unrealistic fabrication.”
Fogle’s home was searched last Tuesday by FBI agents after the executive director of his Jared Foundation was charged with multiple counts of possessing and producing child pornography.