Controversial Group Lotus ex CEO Dany Bahar has reportedly decided to sue the struggling sports car maker.
Bahar was fired from his position as CEO with the Malaysian-owned company following a complaint about his conduct, with the official press release confirming that his contract had ‘been terminated …. following the results of an investigation into a complaint made against him by the company’s penultimate holding company, DRB-HICOM Berhad’.
The Swiss newspaper Bilanz reports that Bahar is filing a suit in London’s High Court for wrongful termination.
The report said Bahar, 40, denies the claims about renovating his homes with Lotus money.
And he also reportedly denies improperly using company funds for private jets and helicopters.
Neither Bahar nor Group Lotus were available for comment on the speculation in the Swiss paper, and neither has publically spoken out following Bahar’s dismissal.
Three years ago, Bahar was brought in from Ferrari, where he was vice-president of sales, marketing and communications from 2007 to 2009, having previously worked for the Sauber and Red Bull Formula One racing teams.