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The Gossip Police

Ashley Hawkins, Pepperdine studentAshley Hawkins, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Spring 2016 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: “The freedoms of speech and press are sometimes at conflict with the right of privacy in instances such as when the newspaper publicizes personal facts about a public figure or when one person spreads a rumor about another. In cases where one right must take priority over the other, which one would you sacrifice and why?”

As President of my sorority,…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Apr 27, 2016

Bikram is the Dog in Down Dog - Conclusion

Bikram Choudhury Sexual Harassment More kryptonite is on the way. Jury trials are scheduled to begin in the Los Angeles Superior Court against the yoga guru in June (Jane Doe No. 1), August (Jill Lawler) and December (Sarah Baughn).

The complaints contain similar allegations.  Choudhury claimed to have known Lawler and Baughn in past lives. After paying up to $12,000 to attend a nine-week teacher training course, the plaintiffs were subjected to odd behavior and a variety of sexual harassment. Choudhury allegedly requires certain female students to brush…

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  • Above the Law
  • Apr 20, 2016

Bikram is the Dog in Down Dog

A typical yoga pose down dogWhat is it about yoga instructors? In Los Angeles they have as many groupies as rock stars. Is it the man bun? The faint scent of incense? Or is it the way they are always “helping” their female students align themselves into a perfect pose with an adjustment of the hips or a repositioning of a thigh?

Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram Yoga and self proclaimed “yogi to the stars,” has taken yoga groping to new depths. He put the dog in down dog.

“I’m beyond Superman,”…

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  • Above the Law
  • Apr 13, 2016

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