Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan executive who became a fugitive after making a dramatic escape from Japan to avoid trial for financial crimes, promised new revelations into collusion between the carmaker, prosecutors and the government in his forthcoming book.
On 24th April, Ghosn revealed during a video conference from Beirut- Lebanon, called “Alternative Justice” billed as a forum to expose shortcomings in the Japan’s legal process. He has been living in Beirut since the end of last year as Lebanon doesn’t have an extradition treaty with Japan. Ghosn said:
“Wait for me to publish a new book first. And you will understand more of the facts that there are many people behind.”
Arrested in November 2018 in Tokyo on charges of financial misdeeds and then freed on bail, Ghosn spent 130 days in prison before making a sensational escape to Lebanon in December with the help of a former Green Beret. He has denied the charges, saying they were part of a conspiracy to prevent further integration between Nissan of Japan and Renault of France.
A spokeswoman confirmed Ghosn is working with former French journalist Philippe Ries on the book, to be published by Grasset before the end of this year. Ghosn said his book will show “clear evidence not only of collusion between the prosecutor and part of Nissan management but also behind-the-scenes support from a part of the Japanese government.” He also advised foreigners not to accept corporate positions in the country because of the risks of being trapped. “This can happen to anybody,” he said.
Not only this we may be able to see the dispute between Carlos Ghosn and Nissan in visuals in the form of a Hollywood performance as it was reported that Ghosn is in talks with Michael Ovitz, founder of Creative Artists Agency & former president of Walt Disney Co. to study the possibility of exposing the story of his life in a television or movie series.