Silicon Valley CEO to be sentenced after allegedly kicking girlfriend 117 times

Silicon Valley CEO to be sentenced after allegedly kicking girlfriend 117 times

This is sick.

Gurbaksh Chahal, a Silicon Valley technology mogul who pleaded guilty to assault after police say he punched and kicked his girlfriend 117 times, could be sentenced to jail on Friday for violating probation.

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Chahal’s lawyers, however, claimed that police had illegally seized the video, and a judge ruled that the footage was inadmissible despite prosecutors’ argument that officers didn’t have time to secure a warrant out of fear that the tech executive would erase the footage.

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The disgraced multimillionaire has repeatedly attempted to downplay the seriousness of the case, claiming that he lost his temper during a “normal argument” with his girlfriend and that he did not kick and punch her 117 times.

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Chahal’s plea bargain also stipulated that he would be on probation for three years, but on 17 September 2014, prosecutors say he attacked another woman in his home, leading to another arrest.

“But he does good work.”

“But he does good work.”

A month-old piece by Violet Blue about Jake Appelbaum. A lot of good advice, mixed with a lot of horrible stories.

When harassment, sexual or otherwise, requires a cost-benefit analysis, you have failed.
You have failed your co-workers, your employees, your friends, the people you claim to serve with your work, and you have failed the future.

Tor Project developer steps down amid sexual mistreatment allegations

Tor Project developer steps down amid sexual mistreatment allegations

The Tor Project confirmed today that one of its prominent developers, Jacob Appelbaum, stepped down in response to what it called “public allegations of sexual mistreatment.” The Tor Project, which develops the Tor browser and network, had previously only acknowledged Appelbaum’s departure in a one-sentence statement Thursday afternoon, but went into further detail about his resignation after rumors of assault emerged online.