Woman says she wore wire, recorded phone conversations in FBI investigation of ‘Subway Guy’ Jared Fogle
SARASOTA, Fla. (July 9, 2015) – Federal authorities confirm to CBS4Indy a Florida woman provided investigators with key information that ultimately led to a raid at the home of suspended Subway spokesman Jared Fogle.
Fogle has not been arrested or charged, but sources said the raid was related to a child pornography investigation. State and federal authorities raided Fogle’s Zionsville home Tuesday, spending hours at the property and removing electronics. Fogle’s personal cellphone was also confiscated.
Sources said the unidentified woman spoke with Fogle on numerous occasions starting about a decade ago. According to WWSB’s interview with the woman, Fogle often made “surprising and inappropriate” remarks.
“He said something to me when we were off camera and that really stuck with me. I thought to myself, ‘Did he really say that to me?'” she told WWSB.
She said she contacted the FBI because the comments alarmed her. She said authorities had her wear a wire and record phone conversations. She wouldn’t reveal details about their conversations, but she did say the subject matter was “similar to what the FBI found when they raided his home.”
Fogle’s attorney, Ron Elberger, told CBS4Indy the woman’s story “is absurd” and that it never happened.
In April, Russell Taylor, the former director of Fogle’s Jared Foundation, was arrested and accused of possessing child pornography.
Subway announced Tuesday that it had suspended its relationship with Fogle after the raid. NBC Universal also confirmed to FOX59 Thursday that Fogle’s brief appearance in the movie Sharknado 3 would be cut. Fogle did make a cameo in the movie’s sequel, Sharknado 2.