Posts Tagged ‘Gurbaksh Chahal’

Domestic Violencer Gurbaksh Chahal Resigns from Board of RadiumOne: Here’s His Nonsensical Open Letter

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

I’m not sure what Gurbaksh Chahal is talking about with this “exoneration” stuff. The best he could have hoped for was a “not guilty” verdict, and that’s not anything close to exoneration, not at all.

Did he have an agreement allowing himself to be convicted in San Francisco in exchange for something from the Board of RadiumOne? Is any such agreement in writing? Would it even be enforceable? IDK.

Did his father have a heart attack from the stress associated with the assault upon the girlfriend? IDK.

And who’s the primary owner of RadiumOne these days? IDK.

Anyway, here it is, entitled “Greed, Betrayal, and Honesty.”

An Open Letter to the Board of RadiumOne

To the Board of Directors of RadiumOne:

As you all know, I resigned from the board of directors on Tuesday. In light of recent events and to stay transparent and forthright, you give me no other vehicle than an open letter to communicate adequately.

I am deeply disappointed by your actions and decisions over the last few weeks.

All of you were well aware of the legal matter I had been struggling with since August, just as you were aware that of the exaggerated allegations against me. You supported me from the beginning both in person and in writing, and you made it clear that you had every intention of standing by me until justice prevailed.

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Sam Singer: “Master of Disaster” or Master of the Pregnant Denial – Comparing Shoplifter Mary Hayashi and Domestic Violencer G Chahal

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

All right, let’s check in with some recent clients of San Francisco-based Singer Associates, Public Relations, Public Affairs.

But first, let’s review some vocab at the Wiki:

“A negative pregnant (sometimes called a pregnant denial) refers to a denial which implies its affirmative opposite by seeming to deny only a qualification of the allegation and not the allegation itself. For example, “I have never consumed cocaine while on duty” might imply that the person making the statement had consumed cocaine on other occasions, and was only denying that they had done so while on duty.”

See how that works? Let’s get to cases:

Mary Hayashi: I did not shoplift $2,500 worth of goods”

Gurbaksh Chahal: I didn’t hit her 117 times

All right, if you add up the leather pants and the other stuff Mary Hayashi took out of that store in Union Square, I think the total is $2400-something.

And if you looked at the video of Gurbaksh Chahal, wouldn’t you see punches and kicks and whatever making up the total that the SFPD is alleging?

So what’s the point of all this? Is this what “crisis communications” is all about?

Of course I don’t know what Sam Singer or whoever says to earn all that money, but how about this instead for his numerous clients:

YOU ARE ONE SICK PUPPY – WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH YOU? WHY DON’T YOU FESS UP AND WE’LL SEE ABOUT GETTING YOU THE MENTAL HELP YOU DESERVE?

How about that?

Anyway, it sure seems funny that both these convictereenos came up with the same “clever” kind of denial.

And what do you think, Gentle Reader, do you think that these crises were properly “managed?”

Just asking.

Sunday Morning Press Release: “RadiumOne Terminates Gurbaksh Chahal as CEO – Chairman Bill Lonergan Appointed as CEO”

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Gurbaksh Chahal just got convicted after charges of domestic violence were filed against him by the SFDA. Here is one of the effects.

But I don’t think this move will stop the bleeding if Gurbaksh Chaha still has an ownership interest. OTOH, if people on the board of RadiumOne have dreams of becoming an ambassador or governor, then this will be enough.

“RadiumOne terminates Gurbaksh Chahal as CEO and Chairman

Bill Lonergan appointed as CEO

SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — At a board meeting yesterday evening, RadiumOne’s board of directors voted  to terminate the employment of Gurbaksh Chahal as CEO and Chairman of the company. Bill Lonergan, the company COO, will take over as CEO of the Company immediately.  Bill has an extraordinary professional background and has helped build Blue Lithium and RadiumOne into industry leading brands. We are confident he will continue RadiumOne’s impressive trajectory.

RadiumOne builds software that automates media buying, making big data actionable for digital marketers.

RadiumOne uses programmatic advertising to connect brands to their next customers by incorporating valuable first-party data about behaviors, actions and interests demonstrated by consumers across web and mobile touch points.

Based in San Francisco, RadiumOne has offices across the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.

To learn more about RadiumOne, please visit http://www.radiumone.com.

Contact:
Aman Battish
(202) 386-8586
abattish@brunswickgroup.com

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What Good Does Hiring Sam Singer to Master Your Disaster Actually Do? Consider Convicted Domestic Violencer Gurbaksh “G” Chahal

Friday, April 25th, 2014

If Gurbaksh “G” Chahal tried to pay me money for my advice I wouldn’t let him.

But I’d give him advice anyway.

I’d tell him that this is a hot mess, you know, for starters: 

Oh what’s that Sam Singer this isn’t coming from you?

All right, but you’ve been encouraging him, haven’t you?

In the words of Dr. Marvin Monroe, this is not the way to get healthy.

And oh yes, certain people should review the terms of their alleged probation, you know, so a certain judge doesn’t get too pissed off.

Observations re: the Domestic Violence Conviction of RadiumOne Founder Gurbaksh “G” Chahal

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Here’s the Wiki entry, for reference:

1. Mssrs. Matier & Ross of the San Francisco Chronicle appear to have pushed source greasing a bridge too far here.

Domestic front: It sure pays to have a good attorney.”

Well yeah, but this kind of suppression motion would have been made and won by anybody, so I don’t know if the result in this case is proof of anything. But throwing out excellent evidence such as a video showing a domestic violence defendant hitting and kicking like that, well, that’s a rare thing. Why did that happen?

2. It happened because people at the SFPD screwed up. You see a bunch of somewhat pervy cameras all around so then you should go to a judge for permission to see if there are recordings too, right? That’s the system, baby. Of course there are reasons, sometimes good ones, for not going to a judge first. Who judged the SFPD in this case?

3. Gurbaksh “G” Chahal lucked out in the judge lottery. Governor Jerry Brown might consider these two recent appointments as “balanced” because they came at the same time, but only one judge is going to decide whether your video gets thrown out. Take a look here and pick which judge you want hearing your motion:

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Brendan P. Conroy and Braden C. Woods to judgeships in the San Francisco County Superior Court…”

4. Hiring public relations “Master of Disaster” Sam Singer during your legal troubles seems tantamount to a guilty plea. Just saying.

5. Gurbaksh “G” Chahal seems to really really care about his Wikipedia entry. Take a look at the photo with Barack Obama he bought – who posted that? Mmmm… Hey, do you know something? Do you know that a person (or persons) from Gurbaksh “G” Chahal’s companies have been caught editing his Wiki page? Perhaps Gurbaksh “G” Chahal himself edited his Wiki entry and perhaps he’s still doing it – that would explain a lot. Anyway, just because it looks as if some PR firm is altering Wiki doesn’t mean that some PR firm is actually altering Wiki.

That’s it for now.

San Francisco Wikipedia War: Who is Battling Reporter Max Chenerey over the Gurbaksh Chahal Page? Someone at RadiumOne?

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Here’s the news of the day, from journalist Max A. Chenerey:

“I’m embroiled in something of an edit fight over allegations the SF DA has made about Gurbaksh Chahal https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gurbaksh_Chahal&action=history …

See how that’s working? It’s a Wikipedia War (see below) betwixt Max Chenery and “128.177.7.100

So who is 128.177.7.100?

“Abovenet Communications, Inc ABOVENET-128-177 (NET-128-177-0-0-1) 128.177.0.0 -
128.177.255.255
RadiumOne, Inc. ABOV-T01585-128-177-7-64-26 (NET-128-177-7-64-1) 128.177.7.64 -
128.177.7.127″

So who’s RadiumOne, Inc?

“The company was founded by serial entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal…”

Mmmm, that’s strange.

Ever more deets, right here.

“In August 2013, Chahal was charged by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office with 47 counts of domestic violence. Chahal has plead not guilty to the charges, and is out of custody after posting $1 million bail. The prosecutors alleged Chahal “hit and kicked” his girlfriend 117 times over a half-hour period August 5, 2013.[18] The District Attorney’s Office has said they have acquired video evidence of the alleged domestic violence.[19] Chahal’s defense counsel has said “the prosecutors were making too much of the argument between Chahal and his girlfriend because of Chahal’s high profile.” [20] And Chahal’s defense counsel has said that Chahal’s girlfriend provided “photographic proof of an unblemished complexion to the SFPD and filed an affidavit requesting the investigation be terminated.” [21] The court case is ongoing.[22]

Remember Gurbaksh “G” Chahal, San Francisco’s Own “Secret Millionaire?” Well, Now He’s Crying Over His Busted Ferrari

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Remember Gurbaksh “G” Chahal and all his troubles? Well, if you don’t, watch one-minute of this video from the NBC. Good times.

(Remember when he proudly pointed out his flat-panel TV (“BAM!”) and “great mirror?” And the zebra pelt on the kitchen floor?*)

But now, there’s sadness in his life owing to his slightly older-model Ferrari getting cracked up while in the custody of his Ferrari dealership. Of course, the dealership has offered to fix it up and/or offered to let him buy a newer, unused Ferrari at a higher price, but that’s not good enough for G.

Read all about it via Ryan Tate of Gawker.

Also via Ryan, an excerpt from the FB:

See that “why does this crap always happen to me?” 

Does this make “G” the “definition of a douchelord?”

At the Adam Carolla / Danny Bonaduce bachelor party, Key Club L.A. Photo via Anthony Citrano - Click to expand.

Chin up, G!

*Apparently, the people behind the Secret Millionaire show wanted to show a big delta between the lifestyle of his real-life SoMA pad vs. the Tenderloin hovel that he shacked-up in during the filming of the show. Well, some people got carried away with the made-for-TV furnishings. So that’s where the zebra pelt and chandelier came in. Ironically, you might prefer to live in that hovel on Larkin Street – it’s not that bad, right across the street from Homeland Security. Typical Americans watching had no idea that the rent on that supposedly unlivable apartment in the Tenderloin was more than their flyover country mortgage payments…

Bad-Boy Secret Millionare Gurbaksh “G” Chahal Sued by The Infinity Owners Association

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Appears that area phony and Secret Millionare Gurbaksh “G” Chahal is running into a little trouble these days. 

Via Curbed SF, the partially pay-walled San Francisco Business Times, and, finally the SocketSite FTW, here’s the latest lawsuit against poor, misunderstood G.

Perhaps he’s abusing the staff at Yelp-rated Infinity Towers because of buyer’s remorse? You know, the nearby One Rincon building in SoMA is newer and taller – maybe that could account for G’s petulance.

Keep it real, G.

Just How Much of a Fraud is Fox’s Secret Millionaire Show?

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

What a tangled web we have. Click here to get up to speed on San Francisco’s recent, unintentionally hilarious spin through Fox’s Secret Millionaire Show. Now consider the case of poor, misunderstood Tenderloin Secret Millionaire Gurbaksh Chahal (or Gurbaksh “G” Chahal, or just “G” straight up, if you prefer). It seems he’s a little displeased with some of the feedback he’s been getting after his book-promoting appearance on Fox-TV a few days back:

After watching my episode of Secret Millionaire, I learned that reality-TV is all about post production. Even though the emotions and stories are all real – editing makes everything come to life.”

G is suggesting here that it’s possible to live a quarter-century on this Earth before realizing that “reality-TV is all about post production.”

At the Adam Carolla / Danny Bonaduce bachelor party, Key Club L.A. Photo via Anthony Citrano - Click to expand.

But leaving that aside, we’re left with two big issues.

1. G says:

I never actually said BAM four times in a row or said “grocery shopping – it’s not that easy.”

In fact, G said “bam” three times in a row and then said “boom,” but those were obviously scenes that were cut together and nobody could be misled by that. But check the Hulu video at 11:20 to see the trick that was played on G and all the millions of earnest SM fans. G goes:

“Grocery shopping, you know it’s not that easy.”

We see him say the second part of the sentence, but not the first. Did somebody splice together that sentence? How real is that? If that’s acceptable as “reality” then how about this:

“I like puppies” spliced together with

“I don’t think it’s appropriate to name your kids ‘Adolf Hitler’ or ‘Aryan Nation!’ yielding us

“I like, Adolf Hitler!”

Is that kind of thing fair game? G is alleging that’s what the makers of Secret Millionaire did. If that sentence isn’t real, how much else isn’t real?

2. Did G’s pad look the way it did in order to please the TV people? Is this what one of those responsible really said?

I am very proud of this project as it was a challenging one. I had to “dress up” (in addition to furniture, art accessories, a new lighting plan and flooring as well as stage it) almost 4,000 sqf in one month in order to fulfill my client’s as well as Fox’s network criteria as the penthouse used to film part of the Secret Millionaire show airing in fall. Fox was thrilled with the way it turned out (as they described it- it looked like a “movie set“)”

So it looked like a movie set so it could be used for a TV show? Really? That explains a lot, actually. But that’s not a problem with postproduction, but with preproduction, right? Did G spend more money on meeting somebody’s “criteria” for his penthouse than he spent actually giving away checks on the show?

(You know what would be more interesting than Secret Millionaire? The whole process of G trying to get onto and then taping a Secret Millionaire – I’d watch that. We’d get to see G dealing with the set dressers and the bug wranglers…).

Anyway, those are the two issues.

G, the reason why you’re mocked so much in town has a lot to do with envy but you’re giving people a big, fat slow-moving target. For example, instead of going:

“I ended up gifting well over $100,000….”

…you could say “giving” and then you might not sound so much like your new-found vanga vanga friends from Hollywood. And instead of you and your PR people worrying so much about your suspicious Wiki entry, just let it run wild and see what happens. You might be surprised.  

Let’s hope you can keep your next reality production a little more real.

Ya gots to keep it real, G!

[PS: All those earnest fans in flyover country might be disappointed to learn you’re actually a “down-to-earth type who flies economy class,” so keep it a secret from them. Shhh…]

Secret Millionaire TV Show Stars Local Gurbaksh Chahal in the Tenderloin

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Oh boy. Via Rincon Hill San Francisco comes now Gurbaksh “G” Chahal starring on Fox TV’s Secret Millionaire show. The latest episode takes place mostly in the Tenderloin district, where death threats abound.

Secret Millionaire is a dramatic new unscripted series that takes America’s wealthiest individuals away from their lavish lifestyles, sprawling mansions and private planes and places them undercover into some of the most impoverished neighborhoods in America.”

Watch it all right now on the Hulu!

The self-professed “$300 million dollar man”, with a few supporters:

At the Adam Carolla / Danny Bonaduce bachelor party, Key Club L.A. Photo via Anthony Citrano - Click to expand.

The show starts off at G’s condo, which is now famous due to coverage from Curbed SF - “That’s Rather Hideous: Yahoo Can’t Buy You Taste.” (C’mon people, don’t hate! Over at Socketsite, some think G’s home decoration is “age-appropriate.” But as always, You Make The Call.)  

It goes like this: See G. See G boast. Boast G, boast! For example:

“We got the famous G bed, with the G pillow. Bam, there it is, bam, [pointing at flat panel TV] bam, boom, you got a great mirror…”

And then you get a glimpse of the now famous zebra pelt (“tail-on Zebra skin”) on the marble kitchen floor. Then we’re off to hardwood-equipped 508 Larkin, where G will live for a few days while he gets to know people around the area. Now you’d think G would be able to handle living with elevators and high speed Internets, with PhDs in his building in Little Saigon, kitty corner from Homeland Security HQ for northern California. But no. G thinks his $1300 a month studio with separate kitchen is something of a Hellhole.   

Get up to speed with G’s adventure here, or here.

Now about that show. G was torn over the issue of how he’s supposed to apportion money to different people and organizations, but couldn’t he just give as much money as he wanted to whomever? This isn’t explained. Also unexplained is why G only gave away $90K when he was supposed to parcel out at least $100K.

Although the minimum required donation is $100,000, during the Episode 4 airing with millionaire Gurbaksh Chahal only $90,000 was shown (two $35,000 donations & two $10,000 donations). According to Chahal’s blog, the total donations exceeded $100,000, the exact amount is unknown.

There are probably some stories behind that more interesting than the show itself, but oh well.

Speaking of stories, why does it take three story assistants (Matt Jackson, Francisco Miccolis, and Chance Carter) to work on a reality show that pretty much writes itself? What did the denizens of the Tenderloin (just north of the Flank) think about G being followed around by all those cameras and lights all the time? Who kept a whole block of parking spaces open for G’s two-door Bentley when he visited St. Anthony’s? And if G wanted to do good this year, couldn’t he have just written a check to someplace like Marian Residence without going through the hassle of being on TV?

Oh well. Check it out yourself.