A multimillionaire Internet mogul accused of dozens of charges of domestic violence will be back in court Monday on a motion to suppress surveillance video evidence, according to court records.
Gurbaksh Chahal, 31, who lives in San Francisco's Rincon Hill neighborhood, is accused of 47 counts of domestic violence in connection with a reportedly violent incident with a girlfriend in his apartment Aug. 5, 2013.
Chahal pleaded not guilty to the charges Aug. 9 and is currently not in custody after posting $1 million bail.
At the time, Chahal's attorney said the charges were overblown and requested the investigation be terminated. Prosecutors painted a different picture.
According to court records, prosecutors said that Chahal was angry that his girlfriend had gone to Las Vegas with another man and cheated on him.
The alleged attack occurred about 10:30 a.m. in his home in The Infinity Towers in Rincon Hill. He beat her, pulled her hair and threatened to kill her despite multiple pleas from the victim, the court documents said. All of which was reportedly captured on surveillance video from Chahal's bedroom, which was seized as evidence by police.
Chahal is the chief executive of online advertising company RadiumOne. Before the case was brought against him, he had been featured on TV shows such as Oprah Winfrey's talk show and the FOX show “Secret Millionaire.” In 2009, ExtraTV named him one of America's “most eligible bachelors.” He founded his first online advertising company at age 16, which he later sold for $40 million. At 25, Yahoo bought another of his companies for $300 million.
Chahal will be in court Monday morning at 9 a.m. in Department 20 of the Hall of Justice.