You’d know Bikram Choudhury anywhere from his trademark black speedos and million dollar Rolex watch. He wears these while teaching ‘hot yoga’, his invented style of yoga which involve 90-minute workouts in heated rooms. He created the brand behind ‘Bikram yoga’ in the 1970s, inspired by the concept of Japanese saunas. But on January 1st Choudhury lost a lawsuit against his former lawyer, Minakshi Jaffa-Bodden, and a Los Angeles court has ordered him to hand over his entire ‘empire’– comprising 700 certified Bikram yoga centres around the world and 43 luxury cars – to her.Jaffa-Bodden, who joined Choudhury’s legal team in 2011, accused the yoga guru of sexually assaulting students and making sexual advances on her in 2013. The same year, she was removed from the team after refusing to cover up his sexual assault history. When she decided to take Choudhury to court, she was met with threats from both Choudhury and his wife. In January 2016, she was rewarded with $6.4 million in the form of punitive damages, and she recently revealed the extent of his sordid antics: according to her, he used to perch on a throne and get women to massage him – under orange towels – on his lap.