Former journalist claims 'Subway Guy' Jared Fogle said 'middle school girls are hot'

'I thought to myself, did he really just say that to me?'

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A Florida woman said she helped provide information that sparked the federal child porn investigation into Jared Fogle.

The woman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told WWSB that she contacted federal officials after an alarming conversation where he said that "middle school girls are hot."

The former journalist told the station that the 37-year-old Mr Fogle had made "even more inappropriate comments" but would not go into detail. Shortly afterwards, the FBI had her wear a wire and recorded phone conversations with the suspended Subway spokesman.

“It was obvious to me that he found himself to be very comfortable with me," she said.

"He said something to me when we were off camera and that really stuck with me because I thought to myself, did he really just say that to me?”

Ron Elberger, Mr Fogle’s attorney, called the allegation “an unrealistic fabrication.”

“It is an unrealistic fabrication with no credibility. 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 morning, federal and state officials raided Mr Fogle's home and by the end of the day, Subway had suspended all ties with the spokesman who's known as the "Subway Guy."

However, as of Saturday morning, Mr Fogle had not been arrested or charged of any wrongdoing.

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Feds raid the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle in child porn investigation