Scandal L'Oreal's: Dark Roots

Dark Roots

The French call it "L'Oreal's greatest moral scandal." A corporate feud has focused attention on the pro-Nazi leanings of the beauty giant's founders. As a result, the U.S. Justice Department is weighing banishment from American soil for Jacques Correze, the honorary head of L'Oreal's U.S. affiliate, Cosmair. The turmoil began after Jean Frydman, a Jewish film mogul, decided to sell his share in Paravision, a L'Oreal-backed movie firm. Unhappy with L'Oreal's offer, he sued, making some provocative charges. He says the company forged his resignation from Paravision in order to placate Arab boycotters, a plot engineered by ex-Nazi collaborators like Correze....

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