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RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh Chahal Fired Following Domestic Violence Conviction

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 27/04/2014 Alana Horowitz

The embattled CEO of RadiumOne was fired after a horrific domestic violence incident came to light, Kara Swisher reported.

RadiumOne's board of directors fired Gurbaksh Chahal on Saturday night after he pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges, according to Re/code's Swisher. Swisher reported that the company will announce his dismissal early Sunday afternoon. Chahal apparently did not offer to step down.

Chahal has come under scrutiny in light of the charges. Chahal pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence and battery charges, paying a $500 fine and ducking 45 felony charges and jail time.

Chahal defended himself in a blog post on Sunday.

In the post, Chahal denied the severity of the abuse but admitted that he "lost [his] temper." He lashed out at allegations that he beat his girlfriend 117 times despite a video of the incident. He called the video "bullshit" and accused the media of spreading misinformation about the incident.

Chahal also accused his girlfriend of "having unprotected sex for money with other people" and explained that when he confronted her about the discovery, they had a "normal" argument. He claims he only attacked her after she called 911.

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