Carlos Ghosn needs people around him who can shut up. People like Ricardo Karam, for example, a television producer from Beirut and friend of the once powerful car manager. When asked by ZEIT on Monday evening, where Ghosn is now, Karam does not even reveal whether he knows that. He says, "I don't like the question so much." Ghosn spent the first night after his escape in his mother-in-law's house in Beirut. Where he is hiding is not what his friends are talking about. "But I know how to reach him if I want to."