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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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91.

truth    

FOR ALL THE BIG PEOPLE WHO ARE READING THIS, DO NOT LET YOURSELF GET ANY BIGGER.
YOUR CREATING PROBLEMS FOR YOURSELF LATER ON. WORK OUT AND LOSE THE WEIGHT.
LOVE YOURSELF, YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE.

523 days ago
92.

SDnRnRoll    

Large Marge is up to 284 on the clip. Any more and she'll explode. Stop being lazy little(ha) girl and fight back on the damage YOU(and your parents) did.

523 days ago
93.

JFO    

"Messed up" legs .... is that a new medical term???

523 days ago
94.

The Patriot    

Boo freakin' hoo. I Joined the Army and they yell at me too. I tried to sue them and their lawyers made me fo push-ups.

523 days ago
95.

tessa    

so, these goons held her captive and forced her to participate? gimme a break and get a life girl. you're where you're at because of YOU and any participation was completely voluntary.

523 days ago
96.

marlee5574    

Awwww, they made you exercise to lose weight. That's just horrible. LOL

523 days ago
97.

BB not bb    

Why is Richard Simmons always so sweet and cheerful when he helps people to lose weight. He has good success at it also. What happened to that type of program? This abuse to lose mentality is not nice and I don't think it is working. This country is worried about bullies, well that is promoting bullying. I don't like it.


They were making this girl do jump squats at five AM on a football field. That is just to mock her and drive her crazy. This is not SEAL's training or Siberia.

523 days ago
98.

dmercer    

Obviously this child has huge self esteem issues to the point she attended virtual school. So someone trying to motivate her is going to be misinterpreted. They should have in cooperated counselling into their program as well.

523 days ago
99.

Tracey    

Stupid FATa$$. get a clue.

523 days ago
100.

Brian    

If you're 260... pound woman..you SHOULD be forced to hike lol.

523 days ago
101.

Suzi360    

Seriously. Racheal Ray tried to help her. Her parents are looking for the money

523 days ago
102.

Scarlett    

It appears that this woman was given a chance to lose weight for free and took it. It probably was difficult after no activity for quite some time. That is no reason to sue Rachael Ray - the very person who was trying to help. This should be thrown out as a money seeking venture by the overweight individual.

523 days ago
103.

erica    

just looking at that video i can point out why shes big 1 look at her family they are all fat aside from mom who looks like she was set out to bake.
2 her parents advice is unrealistic and they are totally not willing to help her they even tell her she beautiful but behind the scenes say i cant see her beauty its all under fat wow
3 how often does she check the scale? a big mistake ppl make is always looking at the scale how about not doing it. I know that sounds dumb but when your constantly keeping up with it you have that stress and fear that contribute to depressed eating I know this. She should take it slow instead of exercise start with food stop drinking soda, eat turkey instead of beef, hell eat thin pizza instead of stuffed crust, don't like veggies juice it or make a smoothie drink it and be done, every time you feel hungry drink 2 cups of water wait 20min then eat its so simple after that then you can work out but diet is 80% exorcise is 20%. her entire family needs to work out and change if anything to support their little girl

523 days ago
104.

FK    

I went on a show to lose weight and be healthy....and they made me work out....those monsters!

523 days ago
105.

Ken    

Oh, Booo, Hooo She needs to learn if you want to change yourself and overcome adversity in your life it's going to take work and commitment and a LOT of it.
I was a heavy kid too. It was hard to make the life changes necessary for a
healthy life and become the person I wanted to be. But I did and now at 57 I'm MUCH healthier than 90% of men my age.
Kids now don't understand commitment and hard work.
I do NOT feel sorry for her.

523 days ago
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