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'Biggest Loser' star reveals sexual assault while getting a massage

'The Biggest Loser' winner Ali Vincent.

'The Biggest Loser' winner Ali Vincent.  (NBCU Photobank)

The “Biggest Loser” contestant Ali Vincent revealed a shocking
secret on Saturday’s episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?’, telling the talk show host that she was sexually assaulted while getting a massage in 2015.

“I was getting a massage and I fell asleep, as I often do in massages, and I felt so safe in this place, I had no guard up. And I woke up to — I woke up to some one feeling in my vagina,” Vincent, 41, confessed.

“And I was just like in shock, like what’s going on, what’s
happening? And then I just jumped up and I ran out and just hid. And I was sitting there in a ball and I was just shaking, and I don’t know how to explain it. But I just was so afraid. I was scared.”

She immediately told her manager who belittled the story.

“The manager came, and he was like, ‘Well, it’s not like he raped you.’ 

"And he was right!” she said.

Vincent said she didn’t tell people about it and is only just now
starting to realize the trauma that it has inflicted.

“I haven’t talked about it because it’s not something you just
talk about,” she explained. “A lot of things have changed over the last couple of years in my life. I moved here, to Northern California. My routine completely changed. I’ve realized, over the last year, as I’ve gained this weight, it was so much of my life slowed down, that a lot of stuff came up that I just hadn’t dealt with.”

Vincent was the first ever female winner of the show back in 2008
after dropping a whopping 112 lbs. However back in April the author revealed that she had regained almost all the weight.

 “I swore I would never be there again, be here again,” she wrote on Facebook. “I couldn’t imagine a day again that I would weigh over 200 pounds. I feel ashamed. I feel embarrassed. I feel overwhelmed. I feel like failure.”