Bikram Choudhury Hit with a Sexual Harassment, Sex-Based Discrimination Suit

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Bikram Choudhury is being sued for sex-based discrimination and sexual harassment by one of his students in a suit filed this month in L.A. Superior Court.

Sarah Baughn, 29, claims Bikram Choudhury, 67, sexually assaulted her and sabotaged n502357874_286957_720her yoga career after she refused to respond to his relentless come-ons. Baughn says he pursued her for years.

According to the suit, Bikram would carefully check out his female students, choosing the most devoted “to brush his hair and massage his body.”

After he "picked her as a favorite" Choudhury claimed: "I know you from a past life. We have a connection. It is amazing. Should we make this a relationship?"

According to court papers she was shocked and "mortified" by his advances and after telling her boyfriend she avoided Choudhury — whose wife, Rajashree, helps run the yoga empire — and continued her classes.

But he apparently persisted.

The suit alleges that he pushed her "down toward the floor after pulling her arm and leg apart and opening her body." He then "pressed his body into hers and began whispering sexual things [until] she collapsed into sobs."

He then allegedly told Sarah: "My wife is such a bitch, you have no idea. She is terrible to me. She is so mean. You have to save me."

Bikram even “rigged the outcome” at a 2008 yoga competition so Baughn — considered a shoe-in for first place — came in second to a student who was sharing Choudhury’s hotel room, according to the lawsuit.

Choudhury, who was sued last year by another woman who said the guru routinely made sexually explicit and inappropriate remarks at teacher-training seminars, could not be reached for comment.

Sarah Baughn, Yoga Competition:

We've got some screenshots from the paperwork filed with the court below, but you can check out the suit in it's entirety here.

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To read the rest of the suit, please click here.

Thanks to the New York Post for the heads up!