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Rachael Ray Show Sued

260 lb Teen Says

They Made Me Take a Hike!

4/16/2013 4:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0416-rachael-ray-gettyA very large teen claims the "Rachael Ray" show is more brutal than CrossFit, more grueling than P90X, more intense than "The Biggest Loser" -- and it all ended with humiliation and anxiety.

Christina Pagliarolo -- who weighed in at 260 lbs -- agreed to be part of a segment on overweight teens.  She claims in her lawsuit ... the trainer made her run like Forrest Gump, yelled and screamed at her, and made her hike in the mountains.

Worst of all, she says the trainer put her on a StairMaster and kept cranking up the speed until she fell off the machine ... and then he yelled at her for falling.

Christina says she was a mess after training ... suffering serious injuries including messed up legs.

Christina is suing for negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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7:30 PM PT -- A rep for the "Rachael Ray Show" tells us, "We haven't received this purported lawsuit but if it does materialize we will defend ourselves against it vigorously and fully expect to prevail."

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61.

Vote2012    

Is this 260... pound fat teenage pig the future of our country, when the going gets tough they yell and scream abuse and sue.this teenage cow needs to be strapped on a treadmill and made to suffer.

470 days ago
62.

Me    

She should be made to hike 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. I effing hate fat people.

470 days ago
63.

J    

"They....They.....They made me exercise, and work, and it made me so tired. It also made me brutally aware that I have lived such an inactive lifestyle, and ate such large portions that I made myself completely unhealthy."

Okay they tried to help. Now keep eating yourself to a slow death.

470 days ago
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junbug20     

You got to start slow when your not used to exercising, you work up to longer and more each day until you can handle the intensity of some yelling in your face you haters

470 days ago
65.

Yo Mama    

Oh, please. Put down the cheese puffs sweetheart.

470 days ago
66.

idk22    

She is probably just some teen with an attitude problem who is trying to make herself look like a victim and take advantage of it. Emotional distress is something that the mind produces and its her mind's interpretation that caused the distress. The trainer is trying to help and shouldn't have been that overzealous with the tough love, but this girl has to share some of the responsibility for what happened too. She is the other part of the equation.

470 days ago
67.

buzz kill    

Fu*ck'n kids these day, oh, did the poor kid have a trauma? GET OFF YOUR FAT LAZY AZZ AND MOOOOOOVE!

470 days ago
68.

jwoolman    

She (and her parents) probably signed waivers so she won't be able to sue.

470 days ago
69.

Kelly    

Maybe LA can pass an ordinance to stop this from happening again. We can name it after this girl - Tubby's Law.

470 days ago
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rehabluvsme    

No one forced her to participate. If you don't like how you're being treated, easy answer, walk away.

470 days ago
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rehabluvsme    

No one forced her to participate. If you don't like how you're being treated, easy answer, walk away.

470 days ago
72.

Brian    

What a crybaby. That's probably why she weighs so much too. Always blaming everyone else. Grow up and lose some weight on your own.

470 days ago
73.

Peter Sc    

Where are the parents in this show. If I had a teenager who had been putting on this weight, I would be the one walking right next to her on the next Stairmaster, I would be the one right in front of her hiking, I would be the one biking right along her. It is the parents job - not Rachael Rays! Second that child is so heavy that there should be doctors montoring this process all the way. She will not survive her 40th birthday if she doesn't get medical supervision while she continues to work out. This is a TV-show but it is also a death trap for this girl unless her entire family starts to work out because I am guessing that they serve the meals which is just as important an factor in losing weight than exercise. This TV-show is meaningless.

470 days ago
74.

Mee    

All of this SUING is no good OPRAH could've just STUCK HER as an ANCHOR on some NEWS CHANNEL like GAYLE.

470 days ago
75.

Kat     

What did she think they were going to do to her feed her tea cakes and crumpets!! No it was a show about weight loss they are going to beat your ass to help you lose weight their not going to be "Oh lets take it easy on you"

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