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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Ghosn's legal team accuses Nissan of 'perversion of truth'

Ex-auto exec vows to restore reputation, claims to be victim of company coup

Attorneys for Ghosn say Nissan never interviewed the executive, nor did it share alleged evidence gathered against him.   © Reuters

Fugitive ex-Renault-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's legal team opened fire on Nissan Motor Co Ltd, charging the automaker used a "flawed, biased" internal investigation to engineer Ghosn's arrest and stop him from more closely integrating Nissan and its French alliance partner Renault SA.

Ghosn's legal team issued the statement hours ahead of his expected appearance at a press briefing in Lebanon, where he has taken refuge after a daring escape from Japan on Dec. 31. The one-time auto industry star has said he will fight to restore his reputation, tarnished by accusations of criminal misconduct and by Nissan's struggles since his ouster.

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