Advertising platform RadiumOne fired its CEO, founder and chairman Gurbaksh Chahal Saturday night, two weeks after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and domestic violence charges for assaulting his girlfriend.
RadiumOne’s board voted to replace Chahal with Bill Lonergan, the company’s COO, according to a statement released Sunday.
Chahal faced 45 felony charges for allegedly hitting and kicking his girlfriend 117 times over a 30-minute period. However, the felony charges were dropped after a video that allegedly showed the incident was deemed inadmissible as evidence by the judge because it was illegally taken from his apartment.
Chahal paid a $500 fine and received three years of probation after pleading guilty to the misdemeanor charges.
The now-former CEO defended himself in a blog post Sunday, saying that he merely had a “normal argument” with his girlfriend after he discovered she was having “unprotected sex for money with other people.” Chahal denied injuring his girlfriend in the argument.