"I invented this." -- an a*****e
And then there's the less funny stuff. Choudhury has faced at least six charges of assault, sexual harassment, and/or rape. People have alleged that he would use his position to project a godlike influence, then lure dazzled students to hotel rooms where he would force himself on them. One accuser recounts a particularly harrowing encounter in which she alleges that he repeatedly called her an idiot while he raped her.
Choudhury has denied this, though in a slightly unusual way. In an interview with HBO, he insisted that he doesn't need to beg women to sleep with him because 5,000 women a day want that honor, and that four women supposedly committed suicide because he wouldn't have sex with them. He also claimed that people want to offer him a million dollars for a drop of his sperm. And that he "picks women from trash and then gives them life."
It was a hell of an interview.
And while none of these accusations have yet to result in any criminal convictions, Choudhury did have to cough up $6 million earlier this year in a sexual harassment and wrongful termination case, brought by his own lawyer, in which she asserted that he fired her for investigating the rape allegations against him too thoroughly.