Bikram yoga founder ‘raped student’

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Published: Friday 27th February 2015 by The News Editor

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The founder of the Bikram hot yoga method has been accused of rape and other sex attacks by a total of six women.

The most recent case filed this month in Los Angeles Superior Court says Bikram Choudhury raped a former student in 2010 and continued to abuse her.

Lawyer Mary Shea says she represents six women who claim Choudhury, 69, sexually harassed, groped or raped them over the years.

Choudhury’s lawyers say he never assaulted any of the women and prosecutors declined to bring charges.

Indian-born Choudhury has built a yoga empire around a rigorous routine of exercises performed in a steamy room. His Bikram yoga technique is taught at more than 650 studios worldwide.

The first lawsuit is due to go to trial in August.

Published: Friday 27th February 2015 by The News Editor

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