Chahal in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, one year before he was brought up on domestic abuse charges.
RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh Chahal has been fired by the company’s board of directors following his domestic abuse charges and conviction, according to Recode. Chahal recently faced 45 felony charges of domestic violence but was convicted of only two misdemeanors, and he has vigorously defended himself over social media and on his own website.
The news of the domestic abuse case drew an ugly contrast to RadiumOne’s progress as a company. The online advertising network was shooting to raise $100 million in an IPO and announced a partnership with Condé Nast, a deal the publishing company was reportedly reconsidering following the conviction (full disclosure: Ars Technica is owned by Condé Nast).
The case against Chahal centered around a reported 30 minutes of security camera footage that showed Chahal hitting, kicking, and attempting to suffocate his girlfriend, totaling 117 assaults. Chahal’s lawyers had the video thrown out under the Fourth Amendment, but there is an extensive description of its contents in the criminal complaint (via Scribd, at the bottom of this Recode piece).
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