The embattled CEO of RadiumOne has been fired in the wake of a horrific domestic violence incident, Kara Swisher of Re/code reported. The company’s board of directors fired Gurbaksh Chahal on Saturday night, Swisher.The company confirmed the news in an email statement on Sunday, TechCrunch reported. According to Swisher, Chahal did not offer to step down. The company said that Chief Operating Officer Bill Lonergan will be taking over as CEO.
Gurbaskh Chahal is no longer the CEO of advertising startupRadiumOne amid the fallout of a domestic violence conviction, according to Recode. The company’s board fired Chahal today, though he is expected to resist the decision. On Sunday morning Chahal wrote a blog post referring to himself as CEO in the present tense and defending himself. He is the founder of the company and also invested in it. Chahal pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of domestic violence and battery following an incident with his girlfriend at his San Francisco home. He was originally charged with 45 felony counts. The case led many in the tech community to call for his resignation, and TechCrunch dropped RadiumOne as a sponsor for its Disrupt conference.