A multi-millionaire tech-entrepreneur, who was once named one of America’s ‘most eligible bachelors’, has avoided jail time despite allegedly beating and kicking his girlfriend 117 times in a 30 minute attack.
Gurbaksh Chahal, 31, was charged with 45 felony counts over the incident, which took place in his San Francisco apartment in August last year.
Police obtained CCTV which allegedly show Chahal, who ironically describes himself as ‘die hard’, kicking his then-partner in the head multiple times and attempting to smother her.
Police were called to Chahal’s Infinity Towers penthouse apartment after a 911-call about domestic violence on August 5, 2013.
Chahal, who made his millions through online advertising startups and currently heads $100million-a-year RadiumOne, is alleged to have threatened to kill his girlfriend several times, according to a police report.
Chahal faced 45 felony charged and two misdemeanour charges based on the security footage San Francuisco police pulled from his bedroom.
The 45 counts also included Assault With a Deadly Weapon (not a fire arm), which in this case is cited as a pillow.
However, as the court case proceeded, a judge ruled the video inadmissible as the San Francisco Police Department had obtained it without a warrant. Chahal’s girlfriend also withdrew her testimony and refused to cooperate.
n the end, on April 16, Chahal pleaded guilty to one charge of domestic violence battery and one charge of battery and was sentenced to just 25 hours of community service, three years’ probation and a 52-week domestic violence training course.
Despite the incident in August, the recent court case and guilty plea, Chahal remains in charge of RadiumOne, working as a motivational speaker and lecturer and continues to publish ‘inspirational posts’ on his social media channels.