Bikram Choudhury, Raja Shree, Bikram Yoga, home on 3172 Toppington, Beverly Hills, California

Bikram Choudhury, Bikram Yoga, home, 3172 Toppington, Beverly Hills, California

I happened to be in court when the copyright case of Bikram Choudhury and Bikram Yoga was heard. Bikram Choudhury was the plaintiff suing another yoga studio for using his series of yoga poses. The Judge ruled yoga poses can’t be copyrighted. Judge further ruled that you can’t copyright a “series of poses.” You can only copyright what you specifically wrote such as a book, song, screenplay.

Earlier today someone had posted about Bikram Choudhury being sued for assault and rape. I then realized this was the same Bikram Choudhury (born February 10, 1946) who used to have a yoga studio on Robertson then one at 1832 LaCienega. Both of those are now closed. I remember in the Los Angeles Times they had building and safety, zoning issues. If you look at the reviews for that yoga studio, they all say the place was dirty, smell, facilities did not work. Nonetheless he seemed to do well financially in that studio. He now has studios elsewhere.

His wife Raja Shree born May 7, 1965 is also his partner. They were married in 1984. They own their home and residence at 3172 Toppington, Beverly Hills, California 90210. This is Beverly Hills post office which is actually Los Angeles. They are just south of Mulholland.

Bikram Choudhury, Raja Shree, Bikram Yoga, home 3172 Toppington, Beverly Hills, California

Bikram Choudhury, Raja Shree, Bikram Yoga, home 3172 Toppington, Beverly Hills, California

Bikram Choudhury, Raja Shree, Bikram Yoga, home 3172 Toppington, Beverly Hills, California

Their home is on a dead end cul de sac street on a large flag lot. It’s never been in the MLS as far as I can tell so I have no interior photos. The home is 6,079 sf five bedroom, six baths, two stories on a 18,290 sf flag lot. They paid $605,000 for it in 1986. In 1995 they transferred it to the Choudhury Trust. It was built in 1977 and has a pool. Private lender has a $1,000,000 first.

Here’s a recent article about him. He is really full of himself. Here is a quote from the article linked below.

“By outward appearance, Choudhury is a ludicrous character, a flashy showboat who wears crocodile shoes and gangster fedoras; owns dozens of Rolls-Royces, Bentleys, and the like (including Howard Hughes’s Royal Daimler, with a toilet in back); lives in an 8,000-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion seemingly built entirely from gold, stone, and mirrors; and has released a maudlin album, Bikram Love, on which he sings synthy ballads with titles like “I Feel Lonely” and “People Are Beautiful.” He claims to sleep only two hours a night, and he is given to swaggering pronouncements—e.g., “I have balls like atom bombs, two of them, 100 mega-tons each. Nobody fucks with me.” Fashioning himself as a kind of suicide-prevention sexual Samaritan, he once said of his female trainees, according to a Details-magazine interview, “If they say to me, ‘Boss, you must fuck me or I will kill myself,’ then I do it. Think if I don’t! The karma!” Choudhury regularly makes outlandish, non-F.D.A./F.T.C.-approved claims for his yoga, asserting that it cures cancer, rid Janet Reno of her Parkinson’s, and saved John McEnroe’s career, among other miracle tales. (Choudhury reserves his least palatable thoughts, on women, gay people, various ethnic groups, and leadership—“He said, ‘Hitler was a genius,’ ” Jane says—for the relative privacy of his teacher trainings, according to multiple sources.)”

http://www.vanityfair.com/society/2014/01/bikram-choudhury-yoga-sexual-harassment

I think I remember seeing him around town in the 1990s. I definitely remember seeing his studios getting off the 10 freeway to go home. This will be an interesting case to follow.

In 2000 in Beverly Hills he was charged criminally for apprentices California Code of Regulations 205. He was also charged under Beverly Hills City Code 10-3.1604(6) which I think is a building and safety permit violation, probably for the Robertson property. BH0BH00357-01Charges dismissed.

In 2010 in Los Angeles he was charged criminally for LAA6CA00226-01 57.33, 91.109, 12.21 Los Angeles municipal code violations. There are more charges. Dismissed. Looks like he got his lawyers on these cases to get them dismissed.

The  number of civil cases he has against his is staggering. This is just in Los Angeles.

Name Case Type Filing Date Location Available Imaged Documents
BIKRAM CHOUDHURY YOGA INC. Other PI/PD/WD (Unlimited) 08/18/2004 Stanley Mosk Courthouse 1
BIKRAM CHOUDHURY YOGA INC CONTRACT (Limited) 04/01/2004 Beverly Hills Courthouse
BIKRAM CHOUDHURY YOGA INC. Wrongful Termination (Unlimited) 06/13/2013 Stanley Mosk Courthouse 93
BIKRAM CHOUDHURY Small Claims 08/10/1993 Beverly Hills Courthouse
BIKRAM CHOUDHURY UNLAWFUL DETAINER (Limited) 09/30/2005 West Los Angeles Courthouse
BIKRAM CHOUDHURY Quiet Title (Unlimited) 05/31/2000 Stanley Mosk Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM AN INDIVIDUAL OTHER NON P/IWD (Limited) 08/07/1995 Stanley Mosk Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM DBA YOGA COLLEGE OF INDIA U.D.- COMMERCIAL (Limited) 12/22/1999 Beverly Hills Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM INDIVIDUALLY AND DBA YOGA COLLEGE OF INDIA U.D.- RESIDENTIAL (Limited) 07/09/1993 Beverly Hills Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM MRS. Othr Breach Contr/Warr-not Fraud (Unlimited) 12/03/1999 Santa Monica Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Intentional PI/PD/WD (eg. assault) (Unlimited) 05/07/2013 Stanley Mosk Courthouse 12
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Other PI/PD/WD (Unlimited) 08/09/2013 Stanley Mosk Courthouse 16
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Othr Breach Contr/Warr-not Fraud (Unlimited) 12/03/1999 Santa Monica Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Declaratory Relief Only (Unlimited) 05/17/2007 Santa Monica Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Commrcial Compl-Not Tort or Complx (Unlimited) 11/26/1996 Stanley Mosk Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Ins Coverage (not Complex) (Unlimited) 04/29/2009 Santa Monica Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Small Claims 04/17/1996 West Los Angeles Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Motor Vehicle – PI/PD/WD (Unlimited) 06/07/1990 Torrance Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Other Compl-not Tort or Complex (Unlimited) 06/11/1998 Stanley Mosk Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Quiet Title (Unlimited) 05/31/2000 Stanley Mosk Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM UNLAWFUL DETAINER (Limited) 07/24/2003 West Los Angeles Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM UD/Commercial (not Drugs/Evict) (Unlimited) 02/20/2007 Santa Monica Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM UD/Commercial (not Drugs/Evict) (Unlimited) 07/07/2003 Santa Monica Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Other Commercial/Business Tort (Unlimited) 03/07/2013 Stanley Mosk Courthouse 39
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM OTHER PI/D/W TORT (Limited) 03/03/1995 Beverly Hills Courthouse

CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Wrongful Eviction (Unlimited) 06/29/2006 Santa Monica Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM UNLAWFUL DETAINER (Limited) 04/18/1995 West Los Angeles Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Other Commercial/Business Tort (Unlimited) 12/01/2005 Santa Monica Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Civil 01/08/1985
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Civil 05/13/1988
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Civil 04/15/1997
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Civil 05/31/1990
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Civil 07/24/1990
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Civil 01/25/1985
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Contractual Fraud (Unlimited) 09/14/2009 Santa Monica Courthouse
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Intentional PI/PD/WD (eg. assault) (Unlimited) 05/06/2013 Stanley Mosk Courthouse 21
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Wrongful Termination (Unlimited) 11/25/2013 Stanley Mosk Courthouse 4
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM Civil Rights (Unlimited) 05/18/2011 Stanley Mosk Courthouse 238
CHOUDHURY BIKRAM AUTO TORT (Limited) 01/09/2009 Beverly Hills Courthouse

Bankruptcy Results
Party Name  Court Case Ch Date Filed Date Closed Disposition
 
1 BIKRAM YOGA COLLEGE OF INDIA (db) cacbke 9:04-bk-10201 7 01/27/2004 05/24/2004 Standard Discharge 05/05/2004
2 BIKRAM YOGA COLLEGE OF INDIA (db) cacbke 8:05-bk-19530 7 10/11/2005 04/11/2006 Standard Discharge 03/02/2006
3 Bikram Yoga College of India El Cerrito (db) canbke 4:05-bk-47075 7 10/12/2005 01/27/2006 Standard Discharge 01/11/2006
4 Bikram Yoga College of India Lahaina (db) hibke 1:05-bk-00756 7 03/29/2005 12/10/2006 Standard Discharge 07/12/2005
5 BIKRAM YOGA OF WOODBURY (db) mnbke 3:11-bk-37947 13 12/28/2011
6 Bikram Yoga Palm Desert (db) cacbke 6:11-bk-19472 7 03/23/2011 08/03/2011 Standard Discharge 07/27/2011
7 Bikram Yoga Palm Desert (jdb) cacbke 6:11-bk-19472 7 03/23/2011 08/03/2011 Standard Discharge 07/27/2011
Civil Results
Party Name  Court Case NOS Date Filed Date Closed
 
8 Bikram Yoga Tempe LLC (pla) azdce 2:2011-cv-01121 110 06/03/2011 09/08/2011

Civil Results
Party Name  Court Case NOS Date Filed Date Closed
1 Choudhury, Bikram (cd) cacdce 2:2008-cv-03407 840 05/23/2008 01/06/2010
2 Choudhury, Bikram (cd) cacdce 2:2011-cv-05506 820 07/01/2011 04/04/2013
3 Choudhury, Bikram (cd) cacdce 2:2011-cv-07377 820 09/07/2011 08/19/2013
4 Choudhury, Bikram (cd) cacdce 2:2011-cv-07998 820 09/27/2011 11/30/2012
5 Choudhury, Bikram (pla) cacdce 8:2002-cv-00565 820 06/10/2002 06/30/2003
6 Choudhury, Bikram (pla) cacdce 2:2011-cv-05506 820 07/01/2011 04/04/2013
7 Choudhury, Bikram (pla) cacdce 2:2011-cv-07377 820 09/07/2011 08/19/2013
8 Choudhury, Bikram (pla) cacdce 2:2011-cv-07998 820 09/27/2011 11/30/2012
9 Choudhury, Bikram (dft) candce 4:2003-cv-03182 820 07/09/2003 05/05/2005
10 Choudhury, Bikram (cd) hidce 1:2012-cv-00008 190 01/05/2012 01/03/2013
11 Choudhury, Bikram (pla) hidce 1:2012-cv-00008 190 01/05/2012 01/03/2013
Appellate Results
Party Name  Court Case NOS Date Filed Date Closed
12 Choudhury, Bikram (pty) 09cae 12-80142 1 07/10/2012 09/11/2012
13 Choudhury, Bikram (pty) 09cae 12-56672 3820 09/11/2012 02/22/2013
14 Choudhury, Bikram (pty) 09cae 13-55070 3820 01/11/2013 02/19/2013
15 Choudhury, Bikram (pty) 09cae 13-55763 3820 05/03/2013

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