Bikram Yoga Founder Blasts Sexual Assault Accusers in Disturbing Interview: ‘I Pick Them From Trash’
Bikram Choudhury, the 72-year-old fitness guru who became famous and got rich by founding Bikram Yoga in the 1970s, is facing a number of lawsuits from women who have accused him of sexual assault.
“Lie. Lie. And lie,” Choudhury said of the allegations in an interview on HBO’s Real Sports, which airs tomorrow.
But more than just denying the charges, Choudhury went on to vilify his accusers in a disturbing tirade:
“I pick them from trash,” Choudhury said. “And give them life.”
Choudhury told Real Sports correspondent Andrea Kremer that four different women committed suicide because the guru refused to sleep with them.
Choudhury: If I need women, I can make a line. The most beautiful, famous, rich women in the world. If I have to sleep with women, then I have to sleep — you know, 5,000 girl (sic) every day.
Kremer: Five thousand women a day want to sleep with you?
Yeah. They commit suicide. Four of them.
You’re saying that four different women —
Four different women.
— Each killed themselves because you wouldn’t have sex with them.
Right…Why I have to harass women? People spend $1 million for one drop of my sperm. I can make $1 million a day. Every drop.
Watch the full, jaw-dropping excerpt above. The complete interview airs during this month’s episode of Real Sports, which premieres Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
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