LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A very large teen claims “The Rachael Ray Show,” the same show that offered to help her lose weight, ended up giving her a dose of humiliation and anxiety. And now she’s suing because of it.
According to TMZ.com, Christina Pagliarolo, who weighed in at 260 pounds, agreed to be part of a segment on overweight teens. She claims in her lawsuit the trainer made her run, yelled and screamed at her, and made her hike in the mountains.
Worst of all, Pagliarolo says the trainer put her on a StairMaster and kept cranking up the speed until she fell off the machine, and then yelled at her for falling.
Pagliarolo says she was a mess after training, suffering serious leg injuries, and she is suing for negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
A representative for the “Rachael Ray Show” responded to Pagliarolo’s accusations Tuesday night.
“We haven’t received this purported lawsuit,” the spokesperson said. “But if it does materialize, we will defend ourselves against it vigorously and fully expect to prevail.”