HBO Bikram Choudhury

Bikram Choudhury is one of the world's most successful yoga gurus but also among the most controversial. In January, a Los Angeles jury awarded more than $7 million to a Choudhury's former legal advisor in the first of multiple lawsuits filed by several women accusing him of sexual misconduct.

In an interview with Andrea Kremer of HBO's Real Sports, Choudhury not only denied the allegations but also disparaged those making them.

"I pick them from trash and give them life," he said.

He also questioned why he would need to sexually assault anyone when he could find 5,000 women who would be willing partners on a daily basis. Here is part of the segment that premieres Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT:

Choudhury, 72, made a fortune with hot yoga, which is practiced in 90-minute sessions at 105 degrees and 40 percent humidity.