Bikram Choudhury's yoga business, which faces upwards of $10 million in liabilities, filed for bankruptcy last week. One lawyer calls the move another "attempt to game" the US judicial system.
Things just keep getting worse for Bikram Choudhury. A judge has ordered the Bikram Yoga founder to turn over the proceeds from his business to go toward a $6.8 million judgment his former employee won against him last year.
The founder of Bikram Yoga has been ordered to pay over $7 million to a former employee who said he sexually harassed her and wrongfully fired her, the Associated Press reports.
Bikram Choudhury’s sequence of 26 yoga poses and two breathing exercises is not entitled to copyright protection, an appellate court affirmed last week.
The scandals that beset gurus John Friend and Bikram Choudhury continue to ripple through the yoga community, socially, financially, and ethically.
Bikram Choudhury discusses his famous copyrighted sequence, his spending and his goals for the future.