Renault Admits It Paid $57,000 For Carlos Ghosn’s Big French Wedding


Renault has revealed that it paid 50,000 euro ($57,000) to contribute to the opulent wedding party of former chief executive Carlos Ghosn in 2016.

In a statement, the French car manufacturer says that after compliance audits were initiated on November 23, 2018, it discovered that a €50,000 contribution was allocated to Ghosn’s personal benefit as a charitable donation with the Château de Versailles where his wedding was held.

According to Reuters, Renault has decided to immediately bring its findings to the judicial authorities.

In an email, Ghosn’s lawyer Jean-Yves Leborgne stated that the executive was unaware of the contribution.

“The event space at Versailles was made available to him without charge, and Mr. Ghosn was unaware that the use of the space would be charged against Renault’s allotted usage. Carlos Ghosn paid for all of his wedding expenses.”

Château de Versailles is one of France’s best-known landmarks and a tourist hot spot. Renault reached an agreement with the property prior to the wedding to sponsor 2.3 million euros ($2.61 million) of renovations in return for services from the chateau worth 575,000 euros ($651,000).

Ghosn’s Japanese lawyer, Motonari Otsuru, hasn’t responded to a request for comment.

The former Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance CEO has remained in detention in Tokyo since November last year. He has had limited opportunity to speak to the media about the allegations against him, but in late January, he did speak with Nikkei. The former executive claimed that he is innocent and asserted that he was the victim of a plot to be ousted by other Nissan executives.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

  • Howfarr

    Genuinely thought at first that was promo shot for Johnny English 4 or somthing

  • izzey04

    wow..really throwing him under the bus

    • alexxx

      And under the truck…train…

      • Krisnadi Imam

        to be exact, the shinkansen, tied, then thrown as the train is just about to pass, head first.

    • Mike anonymous

      To Be Honest, theres’ a possibility that Ghosn is actually telling the truth in regards to other Nissan executives. It’s possible they the other execs have done similar (if not worse) things, and are simply throwing him under to draw attention away from themselves; Maybe Making Ghosn the ‘Posterboy For The Problems‘ of the group.

      It’s as if 5 people did something wrong,.. but 4 of the 5 people blame everything on the one guy. That once guy of course in this case being Ghosn.

  • alexxx

    Hmmm…Nice wheels😂😂😂

  • Mr. EP9

    Is that why they were so reluctant to remove him from his position?

  • Sébastien

    Lawyer said “CEO was unaware…”
    Yeah sure

  • Alduin

    Digging himself a deeper hole Ghosn is. Glad Nissan canned him.

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