Cindy Mills, the former Subway franchisee who said Jared Fogle had suggested she advertise herself for sex on Craigslist, claims that she warned Subway about Fogle way back in 2008 and the company didn’t do anything about it. Mills, who was a Subway franchisee in Florida during 2006 to 2012, said that Fogle used to talk to her about his preference for young girls. He described sex with minors, including underage prostitutes between the ages of 9 and 16 in both the United States and in Thailand.

“I thought, ‘This man has a lot of money. Subway has a lot money. They have made each other a lot of money,’” Mills told Business Insider. “I was worried. I was scared to death.” Apparently, a high-level exec from Subway knew about Fogle and swept it all under the rug. From BI:

Mills says that when she contacted Subway about Fogle’s behavior in 2008, the company directed her to Jeff Moody, then CEO of SFAFT. Mills says that she spoke to Moody on the phone and told him about Fogle’s disturbing comments about children.

Mills says Moody cut her off in the middle of the conversation, saying, “Please don’t tell me any more.” He indicated that he had dealt with similar complaints in the past, according to 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,’” Mills recalls.

Horrible. Subway is currently investigating whether or not some employees were actually aware of Fogle. “When we first heard about an alleged complaint being made to the company about Jared Fogle, we immediately investigated and found no record that this was ever brought to our attention,” Subway said in a statement to People. “When we heard about the possibility of a second complainant, we began an investigation that is ongoing.”


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