The revelations surrounding Jared Fogle and his possession of child pornography and sexual contact with minors continue to be shocking. As time passes, more allegations continue to surface. The man who became famous for being a source of inspiration to many wanting to lose weight had a double life and the details are astonishing.
Cindy Mills, a Subway franchisee from 2006-2012, claims that she filed a complaint with the company about her suspicions regarding Jared Fogle as early as 2008. In an interview with Business Insider Mills claims that Fogle admitted to her that he’d had sex with minors including some in Thailand that ranged from 9-16 years old. “He would just tell me he really liked them young,” she said.
Mills initially informed a regional contact in Florida (where her stores were located) to inform Subway about Fogle’s statements. When nothing was done, Mills went to Jeff Moody, who was running the Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust. She claims that Moody refused to even look at her text messages and admitted that he’d heard these types of stories in the past. He seemed to be reassured by the fact that Fogle was in a relationship and, allegedly, told Mills: “He said, ‘Don’t worry, he has met someone. She is a teacher and he seems to love her very much, and we think she will help keep him grounded.'”
After her complaints fell on deaf ears, Mills hired a lawyer and explained: “I thought, ‘This man has a lot of money. Subway has a lot money. They have made each other a lot of money.’ I was worried. I was scared to death…
Every time I would see him on TV in a commercial with his arms around these children, it would kill me. I couldn’t stand it anymore.” Her distress led her to sell her franchises.
Moody has not responded to the allegations against him but Subway has announced that they are re-launching its investigation into how much members of the company knew, if anything, before Fogle was arrested.
The former Subway spokesperson is facing just 5-12 years in prison as part of a plea deal. Earlier this month, Jared Fogle admitted to having sex with, at least, two minors. He also confessed to being in possession of pornography featuring children as young as 6 years old.