Founder Of Bikram Yoga Claims He Didn’t Need To Rape Women To Get Sex

Bikram Choudhury, 69, is more than just a yoga guru; he is considered more like a superstar when it comes to everything yoga. Bikram has spoken out about the allegations against him of rape, saying women always had sex with him willingly.

The world-renowned founder of Bikram Yoga told CNN in a recent interview, “I never assaulted them. The answer is I feel sorry for them… They’re entranced by somebody – lawyers.”

In defending himself during the interview, Choudhury claimed, “Women likes me. Women loves me. So if I really wanted to involve the women, I don’t have to assault the women.”

When challenged about how his wife took to the allegations against him, Choudhury responded, “My wife never look at me anymore. Twenty-four hours a day, I work harder than any human being in this Earth… and this is my reward? I’m a rapist? Shame [on] your Western culture.”

Nevertheless, in the past two years, six women have come forward, claiming they were raped by Choudhury. These allegations led to some serious financial distress for him, among other woes.

One such alleged victim, Sarah Baughn, claimed, “I was asked by him to come into his office and he sat down. And immediately went into, “What should we do about this? What should we do about us? We need a relationship.'”

She also claimed that, one night, “[h]e crawled on top of me. He put his hand on the inside of my thigh and the other hand he wrapped around me, and he was holding me there.”

Another woman who claims foul play by the yoga guru came forward in February of this year. Jill Lawler said she was raped by Choudhury when she was just 18.

The lawsuit against Choudhury says, “Throughout the sexual abuse, defendant Bikram Choudhury offered multiple explanations and justifications for his behavior. He would say ‘I’m dying, I need to you to save me. If I don’t have sex I will die. You are saving my life, you are helping me.'”

It remains to be seen if other women will now come forward and what, if any, punishment will be given to Choudhury should he be convicted.

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