War on Women? How about this major Democrat donor?
You could hardly find a better poster boy for the future of the Democratic Party than Gurbaksh Chahal, a fabulously wealthy San Francisco high tech entrepreneur and, according to the Daily Caller, a major donor to the Democratic National Committee ($81,600) and the Obama re-election campaign ($5000). All told, he has made political donations in excess of $100,000 to Democrats, with no donations whatsoever to Republicans.
Handsome, nonwhite, glamorous, author of an inspirational book, and even subject of a lengthy interview by Oprah Winfrey, Chahal has visited the White House twice and greeted Obama at a San Francisco fundraising dinner.
The only problem is that Chahal was caught on CCTV kicking his then-girlfriend in the head and attempting to smother her. The UK Daily Mail reports:
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.
In 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.
Not very much of a penalty for the reported crime, but without the video and the girlfriend’s testimony, perhaps the best that could be obtained.
Is the DNC going to give back his donations?
Below, see Oprah’s interview with him:
hat tip: Hot Air