Yoga Guru Can’t Plead The 5th In Sex-Bias & Firing Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (June 3, 2016, 5:46 PM EDT) -- A California judge ruled Friday that Bikram Choudhury can’t plead the Fifth Amendment to avoid discovery requests from a former employee who says she was fired for becoming pregnant and raising workplace concerns, saying the suit is unrelated to potential sexual assault claims the yogi faces.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette M. Palazuelos granted Sharon Clerkin’s motion to compel Choudhury to respond to requests for documents and information related to her suit against the famed guru and his yoga teacher training school. The judge also indicated at the start of Friday’s hearing that she was leaning toward imposing sanctions against...

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