Attorneys Speak Out as CNN Sheds New Light on Bikram Choudhury Sexual Assault Cases

LOS ANGELES--()--CNN 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 broadcast on CNN this week, Choudhury and Plaintiff Sarah Baughn each share their stories.

“We are absolutely honored to be given the opportunity to help these courageous women seek justice”

Six women have now come forward, at the time of this release, 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 Carney Shegerian of Los Angeles-based Shegerian & Associates, Inc.

In the interviews, Shegerian explained how women started coming forward after Baughn made her initial brave steps to share what had happened to her.

“We are absolutely honored to be given the opportunity to help these courageous women seek justice,” said Shea, who has spent more than 20 years standing up to sexual abusers and protecting those in need of representation. “Because of the unique nature of the Bikram Yoga community and the level of trust and placed in the hands of the defendant, the plaintiffs’ heartbreaking stories of sexual assault, rape and abuse are further exacerbated by a deep spiritual violation as well.”

“These cases are actually representative of a problem that has plagued society for far too long,” said Shegerian, who specializes in employee rights. “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.”

About Shea Law Offices:

Since 1994, Shea Law Offices, headquartered in Oakland, California, has offered compassionate, tenacious representation to victims of sexual abuse and harassment throughout the Bay Area, the state of California, and the entire nation. Firm founder Mary Shea has spent over 20 years standing up to abusers and protecting those in need of representation. Recognized for conducting her law practice with integrity, dignity and compassion, Shea strives to provide every client the same personal attention and care, focusing on legal needs while helping the client recover physically or emotionally from the abuse that occurred. For more information, visit www.shealaw.com

About Shegerian & Associates:

Located 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 over 68 jury trials in his career, including 28 seven-figure verdicts), Shegerian & Associates is passionately dedicated to serving the needs of its clients. For more information about the firm, visit www.ShegerianLaw.com

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