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UPDATE: On Monday Bikram Choudhury was ordered to pay $924,500 in compensatory damages for sexually harassing and retaliating by firing his former legal advisor, Minakshi Jafa-Bodden. Tuesday, the jury ordered an additional $6.47 million be paid in punitive damages. “I want to thank my trial team for standing by me during this fight against a [...]

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Strike one. Bikram Choudhury has been served his first plate of steaming hot bad news in relation to the series of sexual harassment lawsuits brought against him. In an LA court Monday, the jury found Choudhury at fault in sexual harassment and retaliation against his former legal advisor and was ordered to pay the plaintiff $924,500 in [...]

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Bikram Choudhury’s wife took the witness stand and her testimony may surprise you. Or maybe not. Rajashree Choudhury, who, you may remember, just filed for divorce from her husband and business partner of 31 years, defended the notoriously outspoken and unapologetic Bikram Yoga founder Wednesday telling the court that his habit of berating students, trainees, and employees is [...]

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Big news. The Bikram Yoga power couple may soon be no more. Could we have predicted this? Rajashree, wife of Bikram Choudhury and a partner in his Bikram Yoga empire, has filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences according to the court documents obtained by TMZ (no less). Bikram Choudhury has been facing six lawsuits made against him [...]

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I remember my first Bikram Yoga class like it was yesterday. I was an undergrad student, overwhelmed and insecure, so it’s no surprise that I was captivated by the ad entitled: “Look great naked!”. I was immediately transfixed because a) I had never seen beads of sweat drip off of me like that before, and b) I had no idea that yoga meant kicking my own butt into submission.

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Another former employee sues Bikram Choudhury. This is becoming a broken record and one that needs changing. The latest lawsuit against Choudhury and Bikram Yoga alleges a former teacher-training recruiter was fired for being pregnant, and perhaps more glaringly, for not playing along with what was an allegedly super shady way of doing business. Sharon [...]

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Breaking news…Bikram Yoga Soho is the first in Manhattan to drop the Bikram name. In operation for a few years, Bikram Yoga Soho opened amidst the beginning of the rape lawsuits filed against Bikram Choudhury — which would total six to date and which are still ongoing. Based upon customer feedback and their own issues [...]

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It’s been a while since we heard anything about the Bikram rape cases. If you’re just tuning in, six women have filed lawsuits against Bikram Choudhury, and by extension Bikram’s Yoga College of India, claiming a range of sexual assault and gender violence offenses, among others. Here are a few links to catch up: Bikram [...]

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Is it hot in here? If you would’ve asked our 90s teenage selves what we thought then boy band 98 Degrees would be doing in 2015, leading a hot yoga class would not have even made “the hardest thing” list. And yet, there they are, the Lacheys – Nick and Drew, half of 98 Degrees [...]

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