Ousted Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, now free in Lebanon, will explore countermeasures against parties in Japan and elsewhere, including civil suits or other complaints, his French lawyer says.
Carlos Ghosn, now fighting for his legacy instead of his freedom, puts his spin on a number of what-if moments that could have changed the course of the Renault-Nissan alliance.
Carlos Ghosn unleashed a point-by-point attack on the validity of the investigation that culminated in his arrest in Tokyo in his first public appearance since he jumped bail in Japan to flee to Lebanon. He also dropped several other bombshells as he spoke in multiple languages during a two-and-a-half-hour news conference in Beirut.
If new Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida didn't have enough headaches facing him in 2020, he probably didn't count on this big migraine in the making: a Carlos Ghosn gone rogue.
Ghosn was awaiting trial in Japan under strict bail conditions, which included a prohibition on leaving the country. In a statement, the former chairman said he was not fleeing justice but rather escaping injustice and political persecution.
The lawsuit, filed in a California court by the receiver for the Sage Group of auto dealerships, claims Nissan forced the plaintiffs into a "fire sale" of two popular dealerships to a "crony" of indicted former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.