Bikram Choudhury accused of rape

Bikram Yoga founder Bikram Choudhury accused of rape by two female students.
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Months after student Sarah Baughn filed a suit against Bikram Choudhury for sexual harassment, two female former students are accusing the Bikram yoga founder of rape in separate lawsuits.

Courthouse News Service has details of both cases.

“In her complaint, Jane Doe No. 2 claims that Choudhury raped her in November 2010 after her boyfriend gave her a gift to be trained as a teacher at Choudhury's Bikram Yoga studio in San Diego. 

“Doe No. 2 says in the complaint that defendant Does 1-25, ‘other persons in defendant Bikram Choudhury's inner circle, were aware of defendant Bikram Choudhury's pattern and practice of causing, inducing or persuading young women to enroll in teacher training classes to become yoga instructors only so he can sexually assault and/or rape them.’ She claims the Doe defendants knew this was in the cards, but ‘did nothing to prevent this from happening to plaintiff or to protect her.’”

The full article has some interesting details about “cult-like” environment during the nine-week $13,000 Bikram yoga teacher training, but be warned, there are also details about the alleged assault that might not sit well with some. 


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