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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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106.

AlciiaSolis    

Out for the almighty "dollar",eh? I can sue a ham sandwich,but will never collect and neither
will this person..

500 days ago
107.

Lilly    

Why is people being so rude to her?

500 days ago
108.

doriannlee    

LOL...walk...why DID she go on the show!

500 days ago
109.

Mitchamus    

This is ridiculous. Obviously her whole life she hasn't had any discipline when it comes to food OR exercise and finally she gets some help and I'm sure she was bitching about it rather than pushing herself because all she knows is giving up on trying to be healthier. Her family is a joke saying they can't recognize her, wow REALLY maybe you should have been using your ****ing BRAIN when you were going through the damn drive through every day or allowing her to think it was ok to let her health go this badly.

500 days ago
110.

JCGTV    

SHE WANTS TO SUE OR SOUP?

500 days ago
111.

BB not bb    

Yes we all need discipline, but there is a difference between discipline and abuse. Abuse is breaking someone's will and self esteem, which they were doing to this girl. It is very dismotivating to watch this. I feel like getting exercise kicking their butts instead, not trying to follow their retarded program.


This girl should have taken kick boxing and imagined the trainers faces on the punching bag instead. She is not a bad girl, she is a victim of her parents' wacky lifestyle. Most of that family is fat.

500 days ago
112.

BB not bb    

This girl already is ashamed of how she looks. She is not saying that she is big and beautiful or that she doesn't care how she looks cause she would rather eat. She is sorry about it and wants to change. What does she get for it but more verbal abuse?


I think people overeat out of weakness. They don't need to be bullied more. That will just make it worse. I think they need to be more assertive. There are some fat bullies, but they are different.


Motivation. This show does not have it. It makes you want to cry or fight back.

500 days ago
113.

Sherron    

Seriously? if you're a teenager weighing 260... pounds, someone needs to help whip you into shape! At that weight so early in life you will be dead way too young if you don't drastically do something now! So stop whining and put on your big girl patties and get moving!

500 days ago
114.

L    

OH NO they made her exercise!!!!

500 days ago
115.

Jason    

We have children who are sedintary for a majority of the day and then parents are too busy to parent. Something needs to change in our society.

500 days ago
116.

avenger1957    

has she not seen the BIGGEST LOSER? I'm quite sure her parents signed a release before they got paid. She just wanted to be on TV.

500 days ago
117.

johno    

she should take more than a hike. what did she think she was goona do eat her way to loosing weight??

Get a life, don't try to capitalize on someone else by going after their money because you have no desire to work. I guess she is following the obama way of living off other people doing the work.

500 days ago
118.

Swins    

If you are a 260...Lb teen be happy someone is hooking you up with a trainer, you fat slob.

500 days ago
119.

Just My Opinion    

Well, Forrest Gump was in the Army, and made it. Forrest Gump didn't let yelling and screaming in his face stop him. Forrest Gump did well for himself.
This woman needs to have the will to make her dream of losing weight a reality, and stop looking excuses or pity (pity herself too). The woman has to get a better "I can do this" attitude. Mind of matter works. Set your mind to I CAN AND I WILL. Keep telling yourself this and go lose the weight, girl! I know you can do it!!

Suing the show isn't going to make you happy, and make things better for you hun. Happiness comes from within. If you are not happy on the inside, it doesn't matter if your weight drops to 160..., or even 120 and you have a face like a model.

Pick yourself up off the couch. stay away from the bad food habit. Put yourself on a diet, go for walks and each time walk a little more each day. Maybe try the Subway diet like that one dude did. Join a gym, or if you don't like going there, get yourself a treadmill to work out on at home. It is more easy to work out to music you love or your favorite show on tv.

500 days ago
120.

kingman    

So she is a money grubbing opportunist , so why does that make it alright for all those here to spout their vile and vicious comments . None of this has anything to do with any of you . This is what you live fro to spout this stuff because you think you can do it without having your face on the net or having to step up and say these things in the public . Your all just a bunch of vile and uneducated cowards and guess what your all as bad or worse than this girl.

500 days ago
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