chicago (reuters) – the bikram choudhury, who popularized the practice yoga, yoga in a sauna, was placed under the protection of the u.s. bankruptcy laws to deal with the millions of dollars that could be complaints of sexual assault.
bikram choudhury is the founder of the movement, is accused of sexually assaulting the students and teachers.
bikram yoga is practiced in heated rooms in 40,6°c, to reproduce the climate of the south of india.
the company set up by choudhury in simi valley, california, raised in chapter 11 of the u.s. bankruptcy code on thursday in the central district of california.
“bikram choudhury has created an environment highly sexualized, horrible and degrading to women. it required the female personnel, among other things, brushing her hair and massage it, was accused of miki in jaffa, bodden, former director of legal and international affairs of the company, in a complaint filed by 2013.
others accused him of gestures and conduct unbecoming. in total, between the cases and the ongoing complaints, the company may have to pay to the complainant $16.7 million.
choudhury was the subject for the month of may, with a warrant.
(tracy rucinski, henri pierre andre for service in french)
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