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Did a Rachael Ray Show Trainer Make Overweight Teen Run Like Forrest Gump?

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Losing weight is rarely easy, but on TV shows like The Biggest Loser, it is even more intense. However, what responsibility do TV or talk shows have to their competitors/guests when they agree to put their weight loss struggles on air?

According to TMZ, the Rachael Ray Show could be facing a lawsuit over just such an issue.

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.

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A Rachael Ray spokesperson responded to TMZ’s report by saying.

"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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