Carney Shegerian Shares Insights on Bikram Choudhury Sexual Assault Cases with HBO Real Sports

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HBO Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel is the most recent media forum to
share more of the details surrounding sexual assault claims made against
famed “hot yoga” guru Bikram Choudhury. In a series of interviews
produced by HBO,
Carney Shegerian of Los Angeles based Shegerian
& Associates
described Choudhury as a “criminal” and a “sexual

Six women, (three of whom were also interviewed by HBO) have filed
lawsuits claiming that Choudhury sexually assaulted and/or raped them.

All six women are represented by attorneys Mary Shea of Shea
Law Offices
in Oakland, California and Shegerian.

In the interviews, Shegerian explained how difficult it has been for the
women to come forward when the yoga had been their culture and
livelihood. As egregious as Choudhury’s alleged behavior has been,
however, Shegerian said that it is part of a societal issue that reaches
well beyond the yoga realm.

“These cases are actually representative of a problem that has plagued
society for far too long,” said Shegerian. “Men in positions of power
making unwanted and illegal sexual advances toward women who are their
employees or students is a problem of epidemic proportions that simply
must stop. These women are taking a very brave step toward shedding
light on one such person of influence that has been sexually harassing,
abusing and assaulting women for a very long time. It’s our job to help
these women and put a stop to this.”

Located in Santa Monica, Shegerian & Associates is a law firm
specializing in protecting the rights of employees who have been wronged
by their employers. Richly experienced in labor and employment law and
possessing an unparalleled success record as litigators (Carney
Shegerian, Trial Lawyer of the Year Award winner for 2013, has won 73
jury trials in his career, including 31 seven figure verdicts),
Shegerian & Associates is passionately dedicated to serving the needs of
its clients. For more information about the firm, visit

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