In the interview with the Nikkei business daily, Mr Ghosn said he had wanted to include Mitsubishi Motor boss Osamu Masuko in the discussions about the future of the alliance, but Mr Saikawa "wanted it one-on-one".
He told the Nikkei there was a plan to "integrate" the three companies but insisted it was meant to ensure there would be "autonomy under one holding company". The homes were no secret and if they had been a problem, he should have been consulted, Ghosn said. Nissan's report into alleged misconduct was for the "purpose of getting rid of me", he was quoted as saying.
The French government owns about 15 per cent of Renault, which in turn controls 43.4 per cent of Nissan. Renault holds more than 40% of Nissan.
But this is understood to have ruffled feathers at Nissan - with Mr Ghosn claiming it eventually led to his arrest as opponents sought to block the plan.
In his first interview since he was arrested on November 19, Mr Ghosn said he had spoken to Nissan chief executive Hiroto Saikawa about the "plan to integrate" the companies in September. Ghosn has also been indicted on charges of breach of trust for his financial involvement with a Saudi businessman.
He has denied all the charges against him. The payment was made from Ghosn's "CEO reserve", a pot of money that he was free to decide how to spend.
Nissan dismissed Ghosn as chairman shortly after his arrest. He told the Nikkei the characterization was "a distortion of reality". Pointing to a former loyalist and long-time executive in the legal department, Ghosn said: "Hari Nada has done all this".
[Have I] done [something] inappropriate? "These are known by everybody, why didn't they tell me?" "I will defend (myself)", according to the Nikkei. 'All the evidence is with Nissan, and Nissan forbids all employees to talk to me'.
Spokesmen for Renault, Nissan and the alliance declined to comment. An extraordinary general meeting of shareholders scheduled in mid-April is exited to remove Ghosn as a director of Nissan Motor.
Asked about the alliance's future, Ghosn said, "I can not speculate".
Ghosn's resignation from Renault brought to an end nearly two decades at the top of the carmaking industry.
In a letter to Human Rights Watch, Ghosn's wife Carole has claimed he has received "harsh treatment" at the hands of the authorities since his arrest.
Asked about his conditions in the detention centre, Ghosn replied that the situation was "up and down" but said his health was "fine".