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  • Condé Nast Says It's 'Reviewing' Its Relationship With RadiumOne After Founder Pleads Guilty To Domestic Violence

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    Ad-tech company RadiumOne is already beginning to feel the effects of news that its CEO and co-founder, Gurbaksh “G” Chahal, pleaded guilty to misdemeanors for domestic violence and battery earlier this month.
    Condé Nast, whose British division signed a deal to use RadiumOne's programmatic advertising services earlier this month, now says it is reviewing its association with the company.
    Here's Condé Nast's complete response to an e-mail that Business Insider sent asking about the status of its relationship with RadiumOne:
    "Condé Nast is not and has never been an investor in or partner of RadiumOne. Our Britain division has a vendor relationship for sales software with the company, as do many other UK-based media companies. We do not condone abusive behavior and the UK company is reviewing its association."
    According to a story from The Examiner's Mike Aldax published in August, security-camera footage caught Chahal hitting and kicking his girlfriend 117 times over a half-hour period. 
    The complaint against Chahal filed last August, obtained by Business Insider, listed 45 felony counts and two misdemeanors that accused Chahal of the following actions:
    • Hitting Kakish repeatedly in the head
    • Assaulting her with a pillow
    • Dragging her from the bed to the floor
    • Covering her mouth with his hand to obstruct her breathing
    • Hitting her in the lower body approximately 15 times
    • Hitting her in the head while holding his other hand over her mouth
    • Threatening to kill her
    • Confining her to a bed by force and fear
    Chalal denied the allegations Thursday night in a series of tweets that have since been deleted.
    "For the last 10 months there were overblown allegations against me because of my alleged high-profile status," he wrote. "I got cornered to accept a misdemeanor plea with a $500 fine to resolve the matter and move on with my life."
    We have reached out to Chalal and RadiumOne for comment and are awaiting their response.
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