Sarah Baughn, former protégé of Bikram yoga founder, Bikram Choudhury, has filed a lawsuit against the yoga guru, alleging that the top Bikram teacher sexually harassed her and discriminated against her. Baughn, 29, claims Choudhury, 67, relentlessly pursued her for years Baughn was “mortified” at the propositions and immediately told her boyfriend, according to court papers. Baughn avoided Choudhury and his wife, Rajashree, helps run the yoga empire, and continued her pursuing her yoga career. Despite having repeatedly told Choudhury she was not interested, the guru persisted. Choudhury was sued last year by another woman who said the guru routinely made sexually explicit and inappropriate remarks at teacher-training seminars. Full article.

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