A Bad Week for … , March 24, 2013

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 24 March, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 24 March, 2013, 4:49am

Julia Gillard

The embattled Australian Prime Minister bent to pressure from within her party to open her leadership role to challengers, only to find that no one was willing to run. The turmoil in the Labor Party continued as three of Gillard's ministers quit their portfolios, reinforcing perceptions of crisis within her administration.


Bikram Choudhury

The founder of the hot and sweaty style of yoga was accused of getting hot and sweaty with one of his students. Sarah Baughn accused Choudhury of sexually assaulting and harassing her, then sabotaging her career when she rebuffed him. In a lawsuit filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, Baughn, 29, says Choudhury, pressed his body against hers and whispered sexual comments.


Nicolas Sarkozy

The former French president has been placed under formal investigation over claims his 2007 election campaign received thousands of euros in illegal donations from L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt. Sarkozy denies taking financial advantage of Bettencourt. Police raided Sarkozy's home and offices last July after he lost his presidential immunity.