Carlos Ghosn Defends Himself After 7 Weeks of Detention

Carlos Ghosn Defends Himself After 7 Weeks of Detention

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After spending seven long weeks in a Japanese jail, Carlos Ghosn has finally spoken. As his son had reported to a French newspaper earlier, Carlos Ghosn vigorously defended himself when he was presented at Tokyo District Court on Tuesday. He has maintained that he has been falsely accused and that he is innocent in the doings. Ghosn had not released any comments during the last seven weeks.

“Your Honor, I am innocent of the accusations made against me. I have always acted with integrity and have never been accused of any wrongdoing in my several-decade professional career. I have been wrongly accused and unfairly detained based on meritless and unsubstantiated accusations,” Carlos Ghosn said to the court, before thanking the system for listening to the side of the story.

As said earlier, this is the first time Carlos Ghosn is being given time to express his side of the story. So far, it was based on the allegations that he had underreported his earnings and causing investment losses to Nissan. It should be noted that Carlos Ghosn is still the Chief Operating Officer and chairman of Renault. He was also responsible for forming the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance.

As per the responses released by representatives of Ghosn, he says that he has been accused based on some wrong ideas and without substantiated evidence. During the session, Ghosn has cleared expressed his own version of the story, where he has justified the actions. The court, however, believes that Ghosn should be in the jail until the investigation is over.

Of course, the lawyers of Ghosn have disputed the same, saying that Ghosn is a popular person and that he would not be foolish enough to flee and destroy evidence. All the while, the former Nissan chairman denied the claims, including the one where he’s accused of underreporting earnings.

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