On Tuesday, a Los Angeles jury ordered Bikram Yoga founder Bikram Choudhury to pay an additional $6.4 million in punitive damages to his former legal advisor, Minakshi Jafa-Bodden. Jafa-Bodden had initially sued (and won over $900,000) for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and wrongful termination.
During the trial, Choudhury claimed that he was nearly bankrupt and would have to borrow money. After questioning, he admitted to possessing a collection of over 40 luxury cars, including Bentleys and Ferraris, according to the LA Times. He said he had donated all the vehicles to the government to found the “Bikram auto engineering school for children.” A spokesperson for the government said essentially, “Lol no.”
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