Bikram Sex Scandal Leaves Yoga Community in Shock

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Bikram Choudhury - the founder of a type of popular type of Yoga - is being sued by Sarah Baughn, a former student of the icon, for sexual discrimination and harassment.

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The lawsuit alleges that Bikram made numerous unwanted advances against Baughn and that she "fought him off when he sexually assaulted her."

She claims she was subsequently "punished and threatened" for her actions.

Baughn - who has won many competitive Yoga championships - has included Bikram's wife Rajashree (the president of USA Yoga, the organization that governs competitive Yoga) and Bikram’s Yoga College of India, because its staff repeatedly pushed her to keep quiet about their boss' behavior.

Baughn also claims that she was not Choudhury's only victim.

Her lawsuit details how the entire Bikram community has been forced to keep quit regarding their mentor's behavior, writing as an odd example:

"Some of the women were chosen to brush his hair and massage his body,”

She adds that two other female Yoga champions slept with Bikram before winning titles.

In any case, between this alleged scandal and Lululemon's see-through yoga pants recall, it's been quite the month for the wildly popular pastime.

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How predictable. Bikram is just another example of phony yoga. Real Yoga is Hinduism; taught by Hindus and not for a fee.

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